Google unhappy with proposed French law

Google says such laws could 'threaten its very existence.

According to BBC News, Google has written to several French ministerial offices expressing its concern about a proposed law which could see search engines paying for content.

The proposed law is favoured by France's culture minister and has been demanded by French newspaper publishers whose advertising revenues are falling as advertisers focus on the web.

A similar law, passed in Belgium in 2011, means that some Belgian titles (Including Le Soir) no longer appear in Google search results.

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