German copyright proposal would restrict search - Google

Google said a proposal in Germany’s parliament to extend copyright law would make finding information online more difficult and has implications for its business operations in Europe.

28th November, 2012
German copyright proposal would restrict search - Google
“We want to build win-win ways to partner with publishers,” said Google.

Google said a proposal in Germany’s parliament to extend copyright law would make finding information online more difficult and has implications for its business operations in Europe.

While existing law prevents copying of articles, the new proposals, sought by German news publishers, “would place restrictions on even a ‘snippet’ of an article,” such as is commonly found in search results, said Simon Hampton, Google’s director of public policy in Europe, in a post....

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