Alphabet to reopen Google News in Spain after govt amends rules

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MADRID, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Alphabet (GOOGL.O) plans to reopen its Google News work successful Spain aboriginal adjacent twelvemonth aft the authorities passed caller authorities that allows media outlets to negociate straight with the tech giant, the institution said connected Wednesday.

The work closed successful 2014 aft the authorities passed a regularisation that forced Alphabet and different quality aggregators to wage a corporate licensing interest to republish headlines oregon snippets of news.

"Starting aboriginal adjacent year, Google News volition supply links to utile and applicable quality stories," Google Spain Country Manager Fuencisla Clemares wrote connected a institution blog.

"Over the coming months, we volition beryllium moving with publishers to scope agreements which screen their rights nether the caller law," helium added.

The Spanish authorities connected Tuesday approved a European Union copyright directive that allows third-party online quality platforms to negociate straight with contented providers. work much

The EU legislation, which indispensable beryllium adopted by each subordinate states, requires platforms specified arsenic Google, Facebook (FB.O) and others to stock gross with publishers but it besides removes the corporate interest and allows them to scope idiosyncratic oregon radical agreements with publishers.

The statement implicit Google News had pitched accepted media, who backed the aged system, against a caller breed of online outlets, who expected much revenues from nonstop agreements with Alphabet and the different platforms than done their stock of the corporate fee. work much

Arsenio Escolar, president of the CLABE publishers association, which groups astir 1,000 chiefly online quality outlets including starring integer brands specified arsenic El Espanol and Eldiario.es, said helium was pleased with the caller legislation.

The AMI media association, which represents chiefly the aged defender of accepted media and was successful favour of maintaining the erstwhile strategy declined to remark connected the government's decision.

Reporting by Inti Landauro and Emma Pinedo; Editing by Nathan Allen and Keith Weir

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