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French Law Endangers Google’s ‘Very Existence’, Threatens Country-Wide News Boycott

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http://techcrunch.com – What happens if Google boycotts an entire country’s news content? We might get to witness such a trade war if Google excludes French news from its search results because of a proposed law that requires search engines to pay for displaying snippets of content. Google believes the law “would threaten its very existence.” France complains that Google is raking in advertising revenue off of others’ work, while Google counters that they’ve sent over 4 billion clicks to French sites each month. This isn’t Google’s first fight. News Corp. head, Rupert Murdoc (IT news)