Is the pending German Copyright Bill good or bad for the Web?

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 28, 2012 10:20 PM EDT
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A new copyright bill pending approval by the German Parliament would require search engines and other commercial actors to pay a license for using headlines or short snippets from their articles. The publishers essentially want a piece of the revenue generated by the inclusion of their news items in search results. The publishers argue that German copyright laws are insufficient and don’t allow them to use the copyright laws in a systematic manner against the widespread re-use of that information.

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Utter foolishness Ridcully 4 507 Nov 29, 2012 10:31 AM

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