gfxgfx
 
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
gfx gfx
gfx
76555 Posts in 13441 Topics by 2084 Members - Latest Member: MagixMark October 24, 2020, 01:13:48 am
*
gfx*gfx
gfx
WinMX World :: Forum  |  Discussion  |  WinMx World News  |  France again threatens Google with link tax
gfx
gfxgfx
 

Author Topic: France again threatens Google with link tax  (Read 793 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

France again threatens Google with link tax
« on: October 30, 2012, 03:50:25 pm »
Quote
French President François Hollande has told Google chair Eric Schmidt his nation intends to proceed with plans to force the Chocolate Factory to pay when it links to news content.

Hollande, Aurélie Filippetti (France's Minister of Culture and Communication) and Fleur Pellerin (Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy) met Schmidt yesterday and one of the items on the agenda was France's desire to make Google cough up for content.

Hollande's statement about the meeting (which we translated using Bing) saw the President acknowledge Google is a decent corporate citizen that is helping French small business. But the statement also says Hollande insisted “that the development of the digital economy called an adaptation of taxation in order to better understand the distribution of value added and funding content creation on each territory.”

The President therefore hopes “negotiations can be quickly engage and concluding by the end of the year between Google and news publishers.” If those negotiations don't go well, Hollande said he is well and truly prepared to legislate as he feels tapping Google for cash is a reasonable thing to do in support of French newspapers.

Google's past response to the suggestion it pays to link has been to say it will remove all links to French newspapers from its search results, depriving them of what it says is four billion clicks a month.

The Chocolate Factory has issued no statement about the meeting.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/30/france_google_link_tax/

Offline Bluey_412

  • Forum Member
  • I'm Watching...
Re: France again threatens Google with link tax
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 03:46:21 pm »
I would side with Google too

This is nothing more than phishing by the frogeaters, after all, what 'Value-add' does Google get in return?

Diddly-squat, thats what
What you think is important is rarely urgent
But what you think is Urgent is rarely important

Just remember that...

Re: France again threatens Google with link tax
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 12:33:11 am »
murdoch got a bit antsy about google indexing his content a year or so ago too

Offline White Stripes

  • Core
  • *****
  • ***
  • Je suis aimé
Re: France again threatens Google with link tax
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 08:38:37 am »
if i were google i would remove french newspapers for about a week... then ask again about that tax...

Offline ..Ñøßߥ..

  • Core
  • *****
  • We all wear masks... metaphorically speaking...
Re: France again threatens Google with link tax
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 12:36:53 pm »
if i were google i would remove french newspapers for about a week... then ask again about that tax...

Me too

Re: France again threatens Google with link tax
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 03:27:44 pm »
is google able to crawl/cache content which needs a login to see?

Offline White Stripes

  • Core
  • *****
  • ***
  • Je suis aimé
Re: France again threatens Google with link tax
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012, 12:43:22 am »
i dont think so

Offline Bluey_412

  • Forum Member
  • I'm Watching...
Re: France again threatens Google with link tax
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012, 04:40:23 am »
Only a week? or do it when there some major events going on, sayyyyy, an election or major parliamentary debate about some critical item

Ohhh, and the Bourse...
What you think is important is rarely urgent
But what you think is Urgent is rarely important

Just remember that...

Offline White Stripes

  • Core
  • *****
  • ***
  • Je suis aimé
Re: France again threatens Google with link tax
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012, 06:18:50 am »
for multimillion dollar businesses, a week would more than get their attention... but select timing would add an interesting curve to it.... lol

WinMX World :: Forum  |  Discussion  |  WinMx World News  |  France again threatens Google with link tax
 

gfxgfx
gfx
©2005-2020 WinMXWorld.com. All Rights Reserved.
SMF 2.0.17 | SMF © 2019, Simple Machines | Terms and Policies
Page created in 0.038 seconds with 26 queries.
Helios Multi © Bloc
gfx
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!