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Google Agrees To $76 Million Settlement With French Publishers

•, by Tyler Durden

The US tech company agreed to pay L'Alliance de la presse d'information generale (APIG) $76 million over three years.

Last year, APIG explained how Google "unilaterally decided that it would no longer display article extracts, photographs, and videos within its various services, unless the publishers give it to them, free of charge," adding that "in practice, the vast majority of press publishers have granted Google free licenses for the use and display of their protected content, without negotiation and without receiving any remuneration from Google." 

The two documents, seen by Reuters, provided a framework agreement which says Google "is ready to pay $22 million annually in total to a group of 121 national and local French news publications after signing individual licensing agreements with each of them."

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