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Google's $76 million deal with French publishers leaves many outlets infuriated

The Hindu | 13/02/2021 06:14 PM | Click to read full article

Alphabet Inc's Google has agreed to pay $76 million over three years to a group of 121 French news publishers to end a more than year-long copyright spat, documents seen by Reuters show.

The agreement between Google and the Alliance de la presse d'information generale (APIG), a lobby group representing most major French publishers, was announced previously, but financial terms had not been disclosed. The move infuriated many other French outlets, which deemed it unfair and opaque.