Spanish Copyright Amendments Will Shakedown News Sites and Censor the Web

We've reported before on how news publishers in Germany and Ireland have demanded that Google pay royalties for the reproduction of news snippets and image thumbnails next to search results in its Google News product. In France and Belgium publishers took this claim to the courts resulting in an eventual settlement from Google, whilst in Germany, lawmakers unwisely caved in and passed legislation in 2013 to grant the special copyright-like rights in news snippets that the publishers had demanded.

Country: Spain

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: law, Spain, Google tax, copyright

Posted on Thursday 6 November 2014

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