Who could possibly have foreseen such a turn of events?(!)
Google will not pay press publishers in France to display their content and
will instead change the way articles appear in search
results, a senior
executive said on Wednesday.
The announcement pours cold water on publishers' hopes of obtaining more
money from the tech giant for displaying their content
under the European
Union's new copyright regime, which France was the first to transpose into
"We don’t accept payment from anyone to be included in search results. We
sell ads, not search results, and every ad on Google
is clearly marked.
That’s also why we don’t pay publishers when people click on their links in
a search result," Richard Gingras, vice president for news at Google, said in
Owen Blacker, London GB