Google announced a new news licensing program that will allow the company to start paying publishers for licensing “quality” content. It said the move was to support publishers. Google will start with publishers in multiple countries around the world, and there will be more publishers in the near future. The service will first be launched on Google’s news and discovery website.
Google Says: “The program will help participating publishers profit from their content through an enhanced storytelling experience, enabling people to study more complex stories in greater depth, stay informed, and be exposed to a variety of different issues and interests World.” The News Licensing Program will help the news industry thrive in the digital age.
The company has signed partnerships with local and national publications in Germany, Australia and Brazil. Google will also provide free fees to users, where available, for users to read paid zone articles on the publisher’s website. It will enable publishers to expand their audience and provide opportunities for people to read content that they usually don’t see.