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Searching for a current event on Google often gets in the results
a preview of the text is displayed: heading, picture, the first sentences of the
Teasers. But this preview could look very different in the future. Then it could be that services like Google only display the headline and a postage-size photo. This is because they do not want to enter into complicated and possibly expensive negotiations with the publishers. At least that comes from a new one
Draft discussion on the so-called Ancillary rights the Federal Ministry of Justice
released on Thursday.

With
The ministry is implementing part of the European copyright reform in its draft, specifically the ancillary copyright law for press publishers. As a result, Google will publishers in the future
and other online services can charge money if their text snippets
Show.

there
is basically about a dispute between publishers and big ones
Internet companies. Publishers accuse search engines of presenting parts of publisher content on services such as Google News, generating sales through it, but not involving publishers. This argument follows in the now presented
Paper also the Federal Ministry of Justice: The introduction of the
Ancillary copyright law is "in response to the increasing erosion of the
economic basics of the press "to understand while new
Build business models on the Internet based on it, text excerpts for your own
Use added value.

"Very short excerpts" is very vague

What
however, it goes unmentioned: the relationship is not as parasitic as
publishers want to make them believe, rather it is symbiotic. Google
actually shows title and subline that come from media. But the
Media also benefit from Google because the search engine's content is prominent
displays and thus they are also presented to the users who
For example, do not call up the homepage of the publishing offers. That gives
the media reach and clicks – and ultimately ultimately sales as well
Every text is usually played with advertisements that publishers earn on.

Even before the EU copyright reform was passed, many points had been criticized as to how the ancillary copyright law should be redefined there. This is one of the reasons why exceptions were defined in the adopted version: Services like Google should be loud
EU directive continues "single words or very short extracts" from one
Quote article. The Federal Ministry of Justice has now not exactly grateful
Task to implement the ancillary copyright law and to specify what
deliberately left the legislators in Brussels vague. According to the now published draft
Headings allowed.

Unusual
is the proposal, the ancillary copyright law
not only to apply to text snippets, but also to images, video and
Audio excerpts. According to the draft, online services are only allowed to be in one
Represent size of 128 by 128 pixels, video and audio excerpts should
be no longer than three seconds. Anything that is longer or larger would have to
coordinate the online services with the authors and, of course, under certain circumstances: pay.

For
For users, this may mean a worse service: what a text
is no longer immediately apparent, depending on the heading –
not only on services like Google News, but also on portals like Twitter
or Facebook, which usually play preview links to texts.

users
and users may also need to be careful when sharing text. in the
While draft says that users are still private and private
should not be used for commercial purposes without the publishers of them
could ask for money. But what that means exactly remains unclear, he says
EU parliamentarian Tiemo Wölken (SPD): "Private can't be public either
mean. "Means: Users should be able to use platforms like Facebook
or Twitter stop spreading longer text snippets because they're there
are publicly viewable – unless, for example, a user shares her
Tweets only privately with their followers or talks to publishers. "That would change the flow of information in
Completely change the network, "Wölken fears. In addition, there is the uncertainty of who comes
private user is: In the past, the question has repeatedly arisen
whether the Twitter profiles of journalists, for example, are even more private
Distribution channel can apply.

And:
Even if users are allowed to continue sharing everything, are not only
large companies like Google are affected by the regulation. "Actually it is
a battle of the giants: big publishers like Axel Springer against
Internet companies like Google, "says law professor Thomas Hoeren, director
of the institute
for information, telecommunications and media law at the University of Münster. But:
"Also smaller blogs that create press reviews, for example
Publishers could ask for the title and teaser to checkout. "

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