European Newspapers Want To Be Paid For Being Linked To

That's not the way it works, folks


Newspapers across Europe in particular have sought to prevent third parties from linking to or displaying excerpts of their news content unless those sites provide proper notice to the news publisher and pay royalty fees for what the papers determine to be "commercial use." Rather than revel in the benefits of more traffic, these newspapers demand that search engines and third party sites give them a cut of profits that come associated with the sale of advertisements.