Google announced Thursday that it had signed an agreement with the General Information Press Alliance (APIG) on the sensitive subject of neighboring rights, after several years of referencing and remuneration problems.
But several newspapers and magazines are excluded from this historic agreement and express their anger.
The good news doesn't just make people happy.
The web giant Google announced Thursday that it had signed an agreement with the press on the central issue of neighboring rights.
It should allow better sharing of digital revenues.
The subject had been pointed out by the press for several years.
Negotiations began in 2019, after neighboring rights were enshrined in French and European law.
But this agreement creates the anger of several press titles.
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A complaint that will not be withdrawn
They blame Google for having forgotten them.
Because the web giant has chosen to negotiate with the General Information Press Alliance (APIG).
The framework agreement which has been concluded between the two parties determines the conditions of this remuneration.
But you have to be a general information press title to be able to claim it.
are therefore excluded.
The Syndicate of magazine press editors, SEPM, has already indicated that it will not withdraw the complaint filed with Google before the Competition Authority.
It was this complaint that prompted Google to start negotiations in 2019.