back to article (Agence) France(-Press) surrenders to Google

News agency Agence France-Presse entered a ménage à deux today with Google en lieu of a $17.5m lawsuit over its news stories appearing on Google News. Google will pay to use AFP content that drives online traffic to AFP affiliates. Financial details of the dénouement were not disclosed. The contretemps began in March, 2005 …


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not a bad deal IMHO


Probably not a bad deal for google, since AFP

is more or less the only independant news channel

remaining in France, nowadays...

Most of the rest belongs to Lagardere, Dassault, Pinault

and Arnault, who takes news off AFP, filters it from

boss personnal interest, and broadcast to the masses.

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