German publisher proposes “one-click marketplace solution” for online content

New York Times
German publisher Axel Springer wants to see Google and other search sites add price tags to links to newspaper articles, videos and other content. The architect of Springer’s plan claims there’s a lesser cultural appreciation of the importance of the print media in the United States than in Germany. “The Americans don’t give a damn if the newspapers go down, he says. “This is very different in Germany. This is Gutenberg’s country. We invented this.”

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