Economic Times (India): European Union battles Google News over ‘Snippet Tax’ proposal

Economic Times (India): European Union battles Google News over ‘Snippet Tax’ proposal . “A major battle is brewing in Brussels over an EU reform plan that would force internet aggregators such as Google News to pay newspapers for displaying snippets of their articles online. Google is furious at the reform idea, but powerful publishers, including Axel Springer in Germany or Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp in the UK, affirm that a tax is the only hope to save a news industry starving for revenue.” How many times are they going to bring this idea back from the dead?

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