Latest in Aede

Image credit:

Spanish publishers want Google News to come back

1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Spain's old-school media clearly has a more complicated relationship with the internet than it first thought. Mere hours after Google shut down its News service in the country to avoid a law that will make it pay for article results, the Spanish Newspaper Publishers' Association (AEDE) is asking for the government to make Google come back. They claim that Google is too "dominant" in the market to simply leave, and that its absence will "undoubtedly have a negative impact" on both businesses and the public. AEDE insists that it's willing to negotiate to keep News around, but it believes that Google refuses to take a "neutral stance."

The request might be optimistic. Effectively, the publishers hope to have their cake and eat it too -- they want Google News to return and bring them visitors, but they also want Google to stay under terms it doesn't like. As it stands, AEDE acknowledges that Google is "free" to close shop without intervention. Unless newspapers get the support they're looking for, they may have to either walk away from the legislation they like or accept the new status quo.

[Image credit: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

How Weber used decades of expertise to improve smart grilling

How Weber used decades of expertise to improve smart grilling

View
London police begin using live facial recognition tech across the capital

London police begin using live facial recognition tech across the capital

View
The Morning After: Sonos tries again, and Tinder's new tools

The Morning After: Sonos tries again, and Tinder's new tools

View
Samsung is building its own version of AirDrop called Quick Share

Samsung is building its own version of AirDrop called Quick Share

View
Boston Dynamics gives its robot dog a developer SDK

Boston Dynamics gives its robot dog a developer SDK

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr