German lawmakers back Internet copyright, Google critical

A woman walks past the Google Chicago headquarters logo in ChicagoBERLIN (Reuters) – German lawmakers approved a bill on Friday that aims to protect publishers' copyright on the Internet but critics branded it too weak for failing to make search engines such as Google pay for displaying news snippets. The bill, which follows years of debate, comes as the newspaper industry in Germany, as elsewhere, struggles to find new sources of revenue as readers and advertisers move online in droves. …

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