If German government passes this new copyright law regarding search engine snippets, then there will be great news for search engines like Google in the country. Until now, search engines had to pay to show short summaries of news content. However, is this law is rolled out, which is expected to pass on Friday, they will no longer have to pay for the same.
As per Der Spiegel’s (a German weekly news magazine) correspondent,”
Google will still be permitted to use snippets of content from publisher’s web sites in its search results.
What the new draft does not stipulate, however, is the precise definition of the length permitted.”
For final verdict, the draft bill will go for a vote at 10 am Germany time on Friday that also includes introducing an ancilliary copyright for press publishers.