Andem - 9:22 pm on Aug 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
From the article:
So now Google is furious for being picked on, when it actually drives traffic to the publishers.
Services like Google news are taking over the role of start pages for many people. Google does this not by producing their own content, but by using content created by others.
In common law countries, there are usually frameworks in place which allow for fair use. These specific laws *do not* apply in other countries, so German newspapers asking Google for money isn't really surprising.
The system of law which Germany uses (Grundgesetz) might not allow for any commercial, automated, mass use of copyrighted material in the form of headlines and paragraphs.
Didn't Moreover go after people many years ago for using the headlines that they themselves aggregated?