PARIS (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google GOOGL.O has signed copyright agreements with six French newspapers and magazines, including dailies Le Monde and Le Figaro, the U.S. tech company said in a post on its blog on Thursday.
Google is in talks with other French national and regional dailies and magazines, it said, adding that it aimed to reach a framework agreement with the country’s print-press lobby by the end of the year.
Google’s statement follows a court ruling last month that ordered the U.S. company to open talks with publishers in France about paying to use their content.
Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Alex Richardson
Send your news and stories to us email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and WhatsApp: +447747873668.
Before you go...
Democratic norms are being stress-tested all over the world, and the past few years have thrown up all kinds of questions we didn't know needed clarifying – how long is too long for a parliamentary prorogation? How far should politicians be allowed to intervene in court cases? To monitor these issues as closely as we have in the past we need your support, so please consider donating to The Climax News Room.