Will Israel become the first nation to tax search engines?
New law will harm competition, limit expression and hurt the Internet’s neutrality.
The Knesset Finance Committee has started debating a new bill dealing with copyrights, nicknamed the “Google Law.” The bill is designed to regulate royalties paid by search engines. According to the new bill, search engines such as Google would pay 7 percent of their annual income as royalties to content providers. These would be distributed among “information disseminators” through a...
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