Google pays a fee to Agence France-Presse


Google will pay a fee to the agency if it uses news and photos produced by Agence France-Presse.

Google and Agence France-Presse and Agence France-Presse (AFP) signed a five-year agreement.


Within the scope of the agreement, if the technology company uses content and news produced by AFP, it will pay the agency within the framework set by the French competition authority.

Fabrice Fries, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agence France-Presse, explained that this agreement includes all European Union countries and all languages ​​​​in which the agency broadcasts.

He stressed that the agreement occurred as a result of a long “conflict,” and Fries stated that he could sign similar agreements with other platforms as well.


Google France General Manager Sebastien Messoff also stated that the agreement with AFP shows their willingness to meet on common ground with news agencies and press organizations in France.