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Google agrees to 5-year deal to pay AFP for online content

Google agrees to 5-year deal to pay AFP for online content

Google and Agence France-Presse have signed a "pioneering" five-year deal under which the world’s biggest internet search company will pay an undisclosed sum for content in Europe. The agreement, following 18 months of negotiations, is the first by a news agency under the 2019 European directive on so-called neighboring rights, at the heart of multiple disputes between web giants and the media over payment for use of online news and other content.

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