Techdirt: A Google Tax Isn’t Going To Give Publishers The Payout They Think It Will. “Somehow newspaper publishers — especially those located in Europe — believe the road to recovery is paved with income siphoned off Google. There have been plenty of proposed ‘snippet taxes’ and other demands Google pay online publications for sending traffic their way. So far, nothing has panned out as the papers had hoped. In extreme cases, Google has offered to just stop sending any traffic their way by pulling out of the snippet-taxed market.” This keeps coming up OVER and OVER and OVER again. SMH.