Google will pay more than 300 EU publishers for news

Multinational Company, Google has decided to sign a deal with more than 300 publishers in Germany, France and some other European nations for the news and will also introduce some tools to make it easier for others to sign up as well.

The move was announced publicly followed by the adoption of landmark EU copyright rules three years ago that require Google and other online platforms to pay musicians, performers, authors, news publishers and journalists for using their work.

“So far, we have agreements which cover more than 300 national, local and specialist news publications in Germany, Hungary, France, Austria, Netherlands and Ireland, with many more discussions ongoing,” Sulina Connal, director for news and publishing partnerships, said in a blogpost which was covered by Reuters.

Two third of the publishers are Germans including Der Spiegel, Die Zeit and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

“We are now announcing the launch of a new tool to make offers to thousands more news publishers, starting in Germany and Hungary, and rolling out to other EU countries over the coming months,” Connal said in the blogpost.