...and a little bit retarded.
If only this were about making a stand against Google, but it's not.
You guys are missing the whole point of this law. It's not about the news corporation making money, really. At all. This is what the law is about:
- Whenever any news article is linked from anything (except "social networks") that "anything" has to pay to the media association. It doesn't matter if you link to a newspaper that doesn't want to be paid. It doesn't work that pay. If there's a link, payment to that association is mandatory.
So the expected result is that there's going to be less links, which means that the small newspapers, blogs, and so on will be less read. Which is the whole fucking point - prevent information "roaming free" as it's happening these days.
This isn't about the media corps taking money from the fee. That's irrelevant. It's about them controlling the flow of information by preventing smaller sources being known by the public.
So how are the old newspaper going to survive if they don't get paid via this link shit? Same as always - they'll take government money (and lot's of it) while they talk about being liberal.