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Traditional mainstream publishers in Spain believe they have found a way to extract payment for the appropriation of their online content.
It follows the Spanish congress's passing of a law last week nicknamed tasa Google ("Google tax") which gives newspaper publishers the right to seek payment from any site that links to their content.
The law, called Canon AEDE, will need to be ratified by the senate in September. If it clears that hurdle, it has the potential to be disruptive for search engines such as Google and sites like Digg and Reddit. Spain's Newspapers Target Google Tax For Links To News [theguardian.com]
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The Spanish law proposal declares that editors cannot refuse the use of “non-significant fragments of their articles” by third parties. However, it creates a levy on such use to compensate editors and declares it an inalienable right