German Parliament passed law to protect news snippets from republishing

An update to German copyright law, providing for an auxiliary protection for tiny extracts from press articles, has been passed by the German Upper House (“Bundesrat”). The enactment of a related right to copyright will ask commercial aggregators to pay publishers for the use of headlines and extracts of news articles. Internet platforms will require a licence for the use of publishers’ content, except for “single words” or “minimal extracts”.

The Bundesrat’s statement, with a link to the amendments, is here (in German).