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”.
German Parliament passed law to protect news snippets from republishing
The Bundesrat’s statement, with a link to the amendments, is here (in German).