Spain to force search engines to pay to display some content

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Burns0011 wrote:

And so the Balkanization of the Internet begins.

Understand: *everything* is copyrighted. My words on this comment are copyrighted. This article is copyrighted. The ads appearing on the Reuters website are copyrighted.

*EVERYTHING* is copyrighted. So think about the effect of forcing search engines, which search for information on the internet, to pay to access webpages on the internet. The result will be sites being *removed* from the search engine simply because there isn’t a licensing contract in place and the search engine company isn’t willing to pay to show sites that show news that’s been regurgitated from the AP or Reuters newswires.

Those news channels may find themselves in financial trouble as they are effectively ‘wiped off’ the public web.

Feb 14, 2014 7:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Burns0011 wrote:

And so the Balkanization of the Internet begins.

Understand: *everything* is copyrighted. My words on this comment are copyrighted. This article is copyrighted. The ads appearing on the Reuters website are copyrighted.

*EVERYTHING* is copyrighted. So think about the effect of forcing search engines, which search for information on the internet, to pay to access webpages on the internet. The result will be sites being *removed* from the search engine simply because there isn’t a licensing contract in place and the search engine company isn’t willing to pay to show sites that show news that’s been regurgitated from the AP or Reuters newswires.

Those news channels may find themselves in financial trouble as they are effectively ‘wiped off’ the public web.

Feb 14, 2014 7:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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