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Digital news consumption and copyright intervention: evidence from Spain before and after the 2015 “link tax”

Abstract:

We analyze patterns of digital news consumption before and after a “link tax” was introduced in Spain. This new legislation imposed a copyright fee for showing snippets of content created by newspapers and resulted in the shutdown of Google News Spain. The Spanish copyright law is a precedent to the Copyright Directive currently submitted to the European Parliament, which is planning to impose a similar “link tax.” We offer empirical evidence that can help evaluate the impact of that sort of ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/jcc4.12196

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication More from this journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
5
Pages:
284-301
Publication date:
2017-09-15
Acceptance date:
2017-07-06
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EISSN:
1083-6101
ISSN:
1083-6101
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
731828
Local pid:
pubs:731828
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2020-06-08

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