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France To Tax Google for Linking to News

President Francois Hollande told Google's chief executive on Monday that France would legislate to force the Web search engine to pay for displaying links to news articles unless it struck a deal with French media outlets.

Press associations in France and other European countries want Google to pay when it displays links to newspapers in Internet searches.

In reply, Google has threatened to stop indexing articles from the French press.

Source: Chicago Tribune. Read full article. (link)

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