Google Will Pay Media In Germany, Australia And Brazil For Their News | WABNEWS

Google, which is a subsidiary of the company Alphabet, took a step on Thursday to resolve its dispute with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Germany, Australia and Brazil for high-quality content, noting that reaching similar deals with other journalistic companies.

The decision could reduce tensions between the internet search giant and the traditional press.

Google has tried for years to avoid payment claims filed by news publishers around the world for using its content, with European media groups among its fiercest critics.

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“Today we announce a licensing program to pay publishers for high-quality content for a news experience that will launch later this year,” said Brad Bender, vice president of news for Google on the company’s blog.

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The program will begin with local and national publications in Germany, Australia and Brazil, “with more to come soon,” said Bender.

“This program will help participating media monetize their content through an enhanced storytelling experience,” said the vice president, describing it as a “significant step forward” in how the company will support quality journalism.

Articles from the program will be available on Google News and Discover services. Google will also contribute an amount for paid items that users consult.

In April, France’s competition regulator ordered Google to pay the media for using snippets of its content, while Australia unveiled plans to make the company pay just enough for journalistic content diverted from the media. .

The first news companies to come to terms with Google include German publishers Der Spiegel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Zeit, Tagesspiegel, and Rheinische Post; Australia’s Schwartz Media, The Conversation, Private Media and Solstice Media, and Brazil’s Diarios Associados and A Gazeta.

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