Canadian Publishing Industry News
19 November 2021,     PARIS, FRANCE
Google strikes deal with Agence France-Presse
Reuters reports that Google will begin paying Agence France-Presse for its news content as part of broad five-year partnership. This is one of the largest licensing deals struck by a tech giant under a new French law.

            New laws in France and Australia - fueled by media lobbying and public pressure - have given publishers greater leverage, leading to many licensing deals around the world collectively worth billions of dollars. The AFP accord follows France enacting a copyright law that creates “neighboring rights,” requiring big tech companies to open talks with news publishers that want a licensing payment.


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