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Das Leistungsschutzrecht wirkt - The Lyorn's Den

Fri Sep. 19th, 2014

08:41 am - Das Leistungsschutzrecht wirkt

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... aber vielleicht nicht ganz wie geplant: Mehrere Suchmaschinen zeigen Verlagsseiten nicht mehr an.

There's a recent law in Germany that says "search engines that diplay snippets from online newspaper articles in their results have to pay the newspaper for using their material". "Snippets" in this regard may be as few as three words (it is not really defined.) Some newspapers have declared intent to enforce this, and in one case, in July, sued. As of Aug 1st, these newspapers have been de-listed from the search engines of the large German ISPs.

Of course, no one could have expected that...

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