The government opens the door to Google News to Spain seven years after its closure

Spain will have a new regulations on copyright and opens the door to Google News return to our country. This will be as of which Tuesday, the Council of Minis

The government opens the door to Google News to Spain seven years after its closure

Spain will have a new regulations on copyright and opens the door to Google News return to our country. This will be as of which Tuesday, the Council of Ministers has approved, with five months of delay, the transposition of European regulations, scheduled by Brussels to began to be executed in the Member States since last June.

This movement, after the intense negotiations between means of communication, technological and the Ministry of Culture partially leaves the Canon Aede. That is, that Google can negotiate remuneration with each means of communication from which it indexes contained on its platform. A modification that, according to the terms of the European Commission should have occurred on June 7.

Google's news aggregator had ceased its activity in Spain in 2014 with the entry into force of the new intellectual property law. Specifically, the conflict was in article 32.2 of that regulation, which established the Canon AEDE, which forced Google to pay mandatory to link and show any content of the media to the Association of Editors and Authors Cedar. That is the point that the new law, which will be published on Wednesday in the Official State Bulletin, flexibilizes.

During these last seven years, the negotiations between the parties have been continuous without reaching an agreement and leaving Spain as the first country in the world to close the Google News service. Finally, with the agreement in Brussels 2019, and almost five months later the approval by the Council of Ministers of the European Union Regulations opens the doors on their return of the confirmation of the technological giant.

In its first appearance at the Congress of the Deputies, on September 30, the current Minister of Culture, Miquel Iceta, pointed out that this delay in the transposition of the law was due to "the pandemic" as had happened in "the majority of European countries "and which in October would be approved. Finally it has been in November when it has been given the approval to a regulation that the predecessor of him, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, indicated that he was delaying due to the lack of general guidelines since the European Commission.

This new approved legislation opens, according to a statement from the Ministry of Culture, "A new related right for publishers and press authors" and guarantees "a right with its own entity, from which the publishers of press publications and news agencies are to the online uses of your press publications ".

That is, a regulation is established on the appearance of publication fragments in the news aggregators but not to rule the management regulations, it is created "the option and freedom" that each editor or owner of rights can negotiate "Direct" and "individual" or by "a collective management entity with a voluntary character" with Google and the rest of aggregators.

The Decree Law also includes that the media must count "with an authorization from the owner of the rights" of the work to upload it and share it in the news aggregators and "ensure that the authors obtain an adequate remuneration and provided by the assignment of Your rights".

"It seems that we had to do a great revolution at all copyright, but not, we are going to focus on what is the mandate of the EU," said the Minister of Culture last week in the presentation of the Piracy Observatory. and consumption habits and digital content in the National Archaeological Museum, in statements collected by Europe Press, giving a first track where the amendment of the law in Spain was directed.

According to the words of the owner of the department, at the event held at the National Archaeological Museum, this new regulation was going to focus "especially" in the news aggregators and their influence on the printed and digital press, as it has been, albeit ICTA He also recalled the importance of "fighting piracy and making people who have given us all creativity can have a righteous return."

Updated Date: 02 November 2021, 13:35

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