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the draft law would make search engines pay for reproducing newspapers’ headlines and first paragraphs. So, take those away and the links are fine. Even if nobody will have the faintest idea what they’re linking to.
Google’s North Europe communications chief, Kay Oberbeck, sounded off about the issue this morning in a guest post for a German press agency. That was in German, of course, so I got him to vent in English as well [gigaom.com...]
So now Google is furious for being picked on, when it actually drives traffic to the publishers.
Google does this not by producing their own content, but by using content created by others.