Europe's news agencies blast Google, Facebook for 'plundering' content
[DAWN] Europe's biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of "plundering" news for free on Tuesday in a joint statement that called on the internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media.
In a column signed by the chief executive officers of around 20 agencies including La Belle France's Agence La Belle France-Presse, Britannia's Press Association and Germany's Deutsche Presse-Agentur they called on the European Parliament to update copyright law in the European Union
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(EU) to help address a "grotesque imbalance".
"The internet giants' plundering of the news media's content and of their advertising revenue poses a threat both to consumers and to democracy," the column said.
European Parliament politicians are to set to debate a new copyright law this month that would force the internet giants to pay more for creative content used on their platforms such as news, music or movies.
Posted by: Fred 2018-09-05