German publishers join collecting society to collect money from Google

Twelve German online news publishers have taken a 50 percent stake in collecting society VG Media, with the aim of receiving compensation from search engines that republish parts of news articles.Joining collecting society VG Media is the publishers’ first step toward collecting compensation from search engines such as Google and Bing, said VG Media spokesman Bernd Delventhal Tuesday. The publishers want a part of the advertising revenue search engines and aggregators generate by republishing parts of journalistic content.The publishers aim to be compensated in much the same way as music-collecting society’s receive compensation for the artists they represent, he added.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2014-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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