December 11, 2014
Richard Gingras, global head of Google News, explained that the new legislation requires that “each Spanish publication charges Google News services for showing even the smallest fragment of their publications, whether they want to or not.”
Google said yesterday that it will close its news service in our country as a result of the entry into force of the Intellectual Property Law on January 1, 2015.
In the official blog, Gingras has indicated that the service will cease on December 16 because the new legislation forces Google to pay a fee for the content that appears on its news site.
“Since Google News is a non-revenue-generating service (we don’t display advertising on the website), this new approach is simply unsustainable,” Gingras clarified.
via Google News will cease to be operational in Spain as of December 16 – Silicon News.
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