Google Reached Agreement to Pay Publishers for News

According to reports, Google announced that it will pay for high-quality content of some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany, and is expected to reach similar transactions with other media groups.

For years, news publishers around the world have asked Google to pay for indexing their news. Among them, the voice of European media is the highest, while Google has been resisting payment.

Today, Google’s vice president of news for Brad Bender said in a blog post: “Today, we announced a licensing plan to pay for publishers’ high-quality content, and thus for this year’s News services launched later pave the way.”

Bender also said: “We will start from publishers in many countries around the world, and we will reach similar agreements with more publishers in the future.”

It is reported that the news products launched by Google later this year will appear on Google News  and Discovery channels. Bender also revealed that Google will provide free articles for paid articles on partner publishers’ websites.

Google says that the first publishers that will receive its payment include Germany’s Der Spiegel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Zeit, and Rheinische Post), Australia’s Schwartz Media, The Conversation and Solstice Media, and Brazil’s Diario Associados and A Gazeta.

In April this year, the French competition authority asked Google to pay French publishers who use its content, and Australia also said it would force Google to share advertising revenue with local media groups.

Over the years, publishers, including news organizations, have been in disagreement with content aggregators such as Google News and Facebook, because these contents have helped Google and Facebook attract users’ attention, but publishers have not been compensated.

But there were reports in February of this year that Google was negotiating with publishers to pay a licensing fee for its content, and then integrate the content into a paid news product.

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According to reports, Google announced that it will pay for high-quality content of some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany, and is expected to reach similar transactions with other media groups.

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