Reply to post:

Looming EU copyright rules – tackling Google news article scraping, installing upload filters – under fire from all sides

Def Silver badge

Google doesn't want to pay copyright fees ? Fine, but then it can't put ads on pages containing copyrighted content.

Wouldn't it be better for ad revenue to be passed to the copyright holder instead, and give Google, et al. a 15% cut? (The 15% gives the host some incentive to still keep such material in the first place.) That would effectively turn take down requests on ad supported content into royalty invoices.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019