EU Copyright Reform Proposes Search Engines Pay For Snippets

An anonymous Slashdot reader reports that the European Commission “is planning reforms that would allow media outlets to request payment from search engines such as Google, for publishing snippets of their content in search results.” The Stack reports:
The working paper recommends the introduction of an EU law that covers the rights to digital reproduction of news publications. This would essentially make news publishers a new category of rights holders under copyright law, thereby ensuring that “the creative and economic contribution of news publishers is recognized and incentivized in EU law, as it is today the case for other creative sectors.”


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