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EC to propose neighbouring rights for publishers

Friday 26 August 2016 | 13:10 CET | News

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News publishers would have stronger rights to demand payment from internet aggregators such as Google and Facebook in exchange for using their content, under proposed EU rules seen by the Guardian. The proposal will be presented in September in a public consultation. The European Commission is hoping to strengthen the bargaining position of publishers by giving them 'neighbouring rights'. This gives them the exclusive right to make their content available to the public, and to reproduce it for digital purposes. The result could be publishers asking Google to pay for the right to use articles

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Google
Countries: Europe
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