LE FIGARO INFO – The publishers of the magazine press syndicate will receive remuneration for the use of their content by the American giant.
It’s the end of a bitter battle that lasted more than two and a half years. On Thursday 14 April, the executive committee of the union of magazine press publishers (SEPM), which represents eighty publishers and more than 400 titles (such as Point, Marianne and titles from Prisma Media)validated the specific framework agreement for remuneration under neighboring rights proposed by Google. “We are delighted with the decision of the executive committee of the SEPM which validates our offer relating to neighboring rights, and which will make it possible to remunerate their members. This is a major step in our commitment to comply with French law“comments Sébastien Missoffe, vice president and general manager of Google France.
Entering into force in September 2019, the French law on neighboring rights obliges digital platforms to remunerate press publishers for the publication and sharing of their content.
The overall amount of the agreement would be around 20 million euros per year, according to our information.