Google: this is what appears to be our research under the accessory copyright of the EU


In Brussels, the last jump started around the dispute over the new EU copyright directive. It is also intended to introduce failed subsidiary copyright for print publishers across Europe. Google has now shown how the search engine might look when it actually occurs.

The company has released some pseudo-screenshots that show today's search results in a style that would be consistent with the law on author rights coming from the draft EU Directive – at least on the premise that Google would not be willing to pay publishers for this, that you give them to users

You can see the results pages, as they are known by all search engine users, so you'll see the most important news on the subject and below the regular links, which would be improved with titles and snippets. Depending on how far the auxiliary copyrights would be implemented, but in this case there would be missing only teaser images and specific texts – instead of a title so in the best case, the title of the called publication.

Examples of a Google …
… under the ancillary author's right of the EU

That's not how it works

In any case it is clear that probably no user would click on the content that appears in this form in the search engine. However, Google also presents an extreme case here. Because it is unlikely that all the media insist on their maximum rights – so in practice there will probably be some family connections and, of course, visitor flows would result.

Ultimately, the search engine will certainly not come in the form shown anyway. Rather, the service provider has already announced, in particular the search for news of Google News in case of entry into force of the European directive in Europe quite completely out. If this would mean, however, that many users would return directly to the portals of major newspapers, it is questionable.

See also: Black Day: EU adopts upload filter and auxiliary copyright


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