Google Threatens to Drop Links to French Media Sites
Posted: 10/22/2012 | By: Chris Boyette | CNN Money
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Should search engines like Google have to
pay publishers like newspapers for linking to their content? France says
yes, Google says no -- and it's prepared to go nuclear on the issue.
Google executives met with French government officials on Friday
to discuss the company's threat to drop French media sites from its
search results if France goes through with a proposal to make search
engines pay commissions for links to news content.