Leistungsschutzrecht

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Leistungsschutzrecht (translation: ancillary copyright) is a bill in Germany. It would give press agencies the exclusive right to publish press releases for commercial purposes on the Internet[1][clarification needed] and would require search engines such as Google to obtain licenses for using small text passages.[2] A Google spokesman called it "a black day for the Internet in Germany".[3] Many Wirtschaftsverbände regard it as useless[4] and critics fear a reduction in diversity of opinion.[5] Wikimedia Deutschland regards this as dangerous "for the creators of free content in general and for providers of open content platforms in particular".[6]

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  1. ^ "Ministerium nimmt Google ins Visier". N24 - Gesellschaft für Nachrichten und Zeitgeschehen mbH. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Geld von Google - Kabinett beschließt umstrittenes Leistungsschutzrecht". Spiegel Online - Netzwelt (in German) (Hamburg: Spiegel Online). 29 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Google lehnt Lizenzierungspflicht ab". Spiegel Online - Netzwelt (in German) (Hamburg: Spiegel Online). 29 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Leistungsschutzrecht: Die Axt an der Wurzel der Marktwirtschaft". FOCUS Online (in German). 29 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Leistungsschutzrecht: Suchmaschinen müssen zahlen". Welt Online (in German). 30 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Hedemann, F. (15 June 2012). "Leistungsschutzrecht: Wikipedia bald ohne Links?". t3n. yeebase media GmbH. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 

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