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By | March 12, 2012
The sadder thing is, that GEZ isn't required to provide an aggregation service 'free of charge' (i.e. subsidized by the higher GEZ fees that will be hitting non-television owners next year) in order to ensure that the people have access to important current information (e.g. news)… which is their mission to enable with their funds, at least in theory…

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Reshared post from +Dan Gillmor

German government protectionism: forcing search companies to pay news organizations.

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Germany Trying to Cut Publishers In on Web Profits
The proposal would require Google and other online aggregators to pay publishers if they want to display all or parts of their articles.

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  1. Michael-Forest M.

    What these companies are most likely to do is simply remove the additional information, rendering them less effective.

    But who would be considered a 'publisher?' Everyone?

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