Google Has updated their Google News Publisher Agreement.
The New Agreement can be found here
The Old agreement can be found here
The Old agreement will be deleted after 30 days
Earlier this month, google signed had Licensing Agreements with 300 EU News Publishers
“With the new copyright rules, Europe has set a standard for the use of creative content online. The new rules ensure that creators are fairly remunerated in the digital space, while protecting freedom of expression, a core value in our democracies. It shows our determination to ensure what is illegal offline, is also illegal online. In particular, the guidance on article 17 will help to foster the licensing market for the benefit of creators and also of users, who will benefit from increased legal certainty when uploading their content online,” said Thierry Breton, commissioner for internal market for the European Commission, said last June in a press release.
Here is what Google Has to say
We’ve updated our Google News Publisher Agreement. These changes won’t affect the way you use Google News, but they’ll make it easier to understand what to expect from Google — and what we expect from you — as you use our services. The updates we’ve made will be effective for existing publishers in 30 days from today’s date, so please take time to review them.
We encourage you to review the Google News Publisher Agreement here. The old version of the Publisher Agreement is available here and will be visible for 30 days from today’s date.
At a glance, here’s what this means for you:
• We’ve updated where you can find our Program Policies – they’re now here.
• Improved readability. Our Publisher Agreement is a legal document, but we’ve done our best to make it easier to understand, including streamlining language and providing definitions.
• Removal of feed-based ads features. We’ve removed language related to Google-facilitated ad serving in publisher content, as our product no longer directly renders articles provided via feeds in the Google News app. Instead, content renders on your site.
And of course, if you don’t agree to our new Google News Publisher Agreement or have questions, you can find more information about your options in our Publisher Center Help Center.
The Google News team