Original News by (Reuters): http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/14/us-spain-intellectualproperty-idUSBREA1D1O120140214
News media companies in Spain will be able to charge search engines such as Google for displaying copyrighted content under a new law proposed by the Spanish government on Friday.
The measure echoes similar drives around Europe. Publishers in Portugal, France, Belgium and Germany have pushed for compensation in some form or another for links, snippets, headlines and lead paragraphs that appear in news search engines and aggregators such as Google News and Yahoo news.
The search engines draw revenue from advertising placed near news content and media companies have fought for a share of it.