13 May 2014

EU court ruling on Google links could encourage paywalls

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An EU court ruling Tuesday that Google must delete links to private data could encourage online publishers to put more information behind paywalls, according to a legal expert. “This will have commercial consequences, by making newspaper and other media archive paywalls more economically attractive,” said Simon McGarr, lead solicitor at McGarr Solicitors in Ireland. “If a researcher can’t be sure that a Google index will return all the relevant returns on an individual, the value of reliable private archives is bound to increase.

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