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Google Will Pay AFP for Its News in First Deal After French Fine

Nov. 18, 2021, 9:27 AM

Google has agreed to pay news wire Agence France-Presse for the use of its content, its first deal following a fine from the French regulator over its approach to negotiating compensation for news organizations.

The Alphabet Inc. division and AFP struck the accord after months of negotiations, the companies said in a statement Wednesday. The amount wasn’t disclosed. The news agency reported that the deal would cover content in all European Union countries for five years.

Web platforms like Google and Facebook have long been reluctant to pay media for using content such as news article extracts in their user ...

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