Italy... Has a Competition Authority?
Of all the world's ironies...
Italy's anti-trust watchdog is investigating Google's treatment of local newspapers on the Italian versions of its news site and search engine. On Thursday, as reported by Reuters, the country's competition authority announced its Google probe after a complaint from the Italian Federation of Newspaper Editors (FIEG). According …
Italian newspapers have websites, which have to be paid for by advertising.
Google ripping the news from their website and showing on its pages doesn't pay the italian newspaper.
But Google displaying the news as a search result, DOES encourage people to view the news and enable the italian newspapers to get paid.
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