Google to shut down Spanish news service in tax row

Thursday 11 December 2014 | 08:54 CET | News
Google has announced that it will be shutting down its Google News service in Spain before the reform of the country's Intellectual Property Law comes into force on 01 January 2015. The new legislation contains the so-called 'Google tax', a provision allowing news media companies in Spain to charge search engines such as Google and Yahoo for displaying copyrighted content. Google has argued vigorously against the ruling, insisting that it makes no money from its search-based service. "It's with real sadness that on 16 December we'll remove Spanish publishers from Google News, and close Google

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Companies: Google
Countries: Spain
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