French president may force Google to pay newspapers, paidContent says

theflyonthewall.com

French President Francois Hollande said his country could pass a law that would force Google (GOOG) to pay French newspapers for aggregating their content, paidContent quoted Google Chairman Eric Schmidt as saying after meeting with Hollande. However, France is giving Google until the end of the year to voluntarily pay newspaper publishers before passing such a law, the website added.

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