Towards a new related rights for newspaper publishers in Germany?
On August 29 2012, German federal government passed a revision of the national Copyright Act granting ancillary copyright protection for news publishers.
If adopted this proposal would enact a related right that would ask commercial aggregators to pay publishers for their use of headlines and extracts of news article.
Here is a link to the original proposal in German.
And one to a non-official translation in English.
This proposal is under discussion in the Parliament.
Google and other stakeholder have criticized this proposal as, according to them, it would harm the internet business and the freedom of expression right.
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