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Germany establishes law that introduces regulations regarding the use of journalistic contents via search engines

Germany established the first law worldwide that regulates the use of journalistic content via search engines. The “Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverlage”, also called “lex google” by the German press, came into effect in 2013 against the critique of the German Webcommunity and parts of the German parliamentary opposition. How far the regulation will effect every day practice is still to be seen. The full text of the law (in German) can be found here:

This is the link to the abstract of a policy study which is being conducted around this new law at the University of Vienna by Sarah Anne Ganter and Peter Maurer (in German):