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If your answer is D, mentioned law intellectual property (LPI) would require that the aggregator pay us a fee to retransmit the article. Spain lived this situation since last January 1 enter vigor the mentioned law. And although the European Popular Party proposed an amendment similar to community level, it was rejected yesterday in the European Parliament in the framework of the reform on copyright.

Spain, at the moment, walking alone in its effort to make this kind of billing to adapt copyright to the digital world. Article 32.2 of the LPI defined rates as an "inalienable right", even if the medium does not want. The Secretary general of the Association of small publications criticizes this inviolability: "If we want to appear on the aggregators but do not pay us, should leave us". But do not let them.

Although it be not alarmed, the aggregator that has shown him our news we still don't have to pay, because although the text establishes a regulation of rates, these are not yet ready. Indeed, despite the entry into force of the law, almost all Spanish aggregators continue its activity on a regular basis.

But not all. On December 16, 2014, LPI his first victim with the closure of the version in Spain of the agregador of notícias claimed Google News. The company defended the closure as the only possible solution to the imposition of pay for a service that generates no profits. "There was no advertising of any kind on Google News," explains the Director of communication of Google Spain, Anais Figueras.

Law that forced Google to this decision has been valued as one of the eight worst policies for the promotion of innovation in 2014 in the world by the Foundation for the information technology and innovation. "While the law is not changed, Google News still without trading in Spain," says Figueras.

For the big fish

If other aggregators continue working pending that the rates are announced officially, why Google News closed so soon? The founder of Digg, Ricardo Galli, whose feed is reluctant to take the bolt, explains: "the closing of Google News US has been well because the interest was lost and the publishers did not want to continue with the fight".

Galli describes the LPI of "law sniper" who only wanted to get Google to pay publishers. In fact, rates are popularly known by the nickname of rate Google. The same opinion lawyer ABANLEX specializes in intellectual property, Pablo Uslé, who believes has "the Canyon is going to disappear because the affected main was Google News and has gone from Spain".

This lawyer believes that the publishers will be who ask the Ministry of culture to remove the barrel. USLE cites as a reason the recent agreement that have reached the European publishers with Google known as Digital News Initiative (DNI), which consists of a proposal for financing of the search engine to promote innovation in the media. "Editors asked that the rate should be deleted because already it will not interest them," he indicated.

Although they celebrate the adoption of this agreement, editors are still wanting to know what happens to these fares which, for the time being, continue to be included in a law in force. On the one hand, the Association of publishers of newspapers Spaniards (AEDE), who pushed the measure for revenue from content aggregators, bound wants rates to be adopted to find out what should charge. Indeed, the influence of this association so that it passed the rate made to he also baptized as Canon AEDE.

For its part, the Spanish Association of periodical publications (AOS), which groups small and regular media digital, is concerned if the final amount of the rates is the closure of aggregators who still operate in Spain. The Secretary general of AOS, Carlos Fernández Astiz, explains: "the aggregators give us visibility and that is very important for small media". According to this Association estimates, the closure of Google News has made visits to their media to fall between 30% and 35%, while large headers have just suffered a loss of between 3% and 7% of visits.

Both allude to the Ministry of culture told them that the rates would be ready before the summer, whose official start date took place on June 21. Sources from the Ministry of culture State "is expected to approve the regulations in the coming months". For the founder of Digg me this delay in the approval of the rates shows that the law was only against Google News, and that "the only thing that has changed is that nobody wants to talk about them anymore".

Option B

If Google News has closed, would have you been able to getting to this article using the B option? Probably have realized that by introducing certain terms in the search box, between s

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