Google News opt-in is not good enough, German publishers say

German publishers will disappear from Google News on Aug. 1 unless they opt in to the service as Google seeks to comply with a new German law. But the publishers said on Monday that this is not good enough, they want a share in Google's revenue.The law will come into effect on Aug. 1 and gives publishers the exclusive right to commercialize their products or parts thereof, except in the case of single words or very small text snippets.The length of the text snippets however, is not defined in the law, creating a grey area for news aggregators such as Google that republish part of the texts."In light of this development, and given the uncertainty of the new law, we have developed the Google News Confirmed Consent Tool as a confirmation system that German publishers will need to use if they would like to have or continue to have their content included in Google News," Google spokesman Ralf Bremer said via email on Monday. The tool was introduced on Friday.That means that only German publishers that give their consent will remain in the Google News index after Aug. 1, Bremer said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2013-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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