Google and French publishers sign agreement over copyrights
21 Jan 2021
A sign is pictured outs a Google office near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, US. File/Reuters
Alphabet’s Google and French publishers said on Thursday they had concluded an agreement over copyrights, the first in Europe under which the US tech giant will sign a general framework to pay publishers for content.
Google has only signed individual agreements with a few publications so far, including national dailies Le Monde and Le Figaro.