Spain adopts EU copyright law, paving way for Google News to return

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MADRID, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Spain has adopted a European Union copyright directive that allows third-party online quality platforms to negociate straight with contented providers, the authorities said connected Tuesday, mounting the signifier for Alphabet's (GOOGL.O) Google News to instrumentality to the country.

Google News, which links to third-party content, closed successful Spain successful precocious 2014 successful effect to authorities that forced it to wage a corporate licensing interest to republish headlines oregon snippets of news.

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.

"It is simply a question of joining the remainder of the subordinate states successful this regularisation truthful that integer contented tin vie successful a azygous integer market," authorities spokesperson Isabel Rodriguez told a quality conference.

Spain's Culture Ministry said the caller instrumentality brought nationalist copyright authorities successful measurement with a integer situation and would assistance artists and creators person just remuneration for their work.

Arsenio Escolar, president of the CLABE publishers association, which groups unneurotic astir a 1000 quality outlets including starring integer brands similar El Espanol and, said helium was pleased with the caller legislation.

"We are satisfied due to the fact that media publishers person regained the reins of the absorption of our rights, hijacked a fewer years agone by a instrumentality that we astatine CLABE person ever considered unjust and harmful," helium said successful an email to associates.

Reuters reported successful February that immoderate publishers represented by the AMI media association, which represents chiefly the aged defender of accepted media, were successful favour of maintaining the aged system. work much

AMI declined to remark connected Tuesday, portion Alphabet did not instantly respond to requests for comment.

Reporting by Nathan Allen and Emma Pinedo; Editing by Susan Fenton

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