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Question: Will Europe continue to resist Google News?

Philippe Cayla: The question of money. In fact, it’s a question of money because the national press agencies, which are producing content … contributed by Google.  So if Google … material … of course there’s a real problem.  I think it’s going to be sold because Google now is prepared to pay.  So it’s only a question of money.

Question:
Can China continue controlling information flow?

Philippe Cayla:    China is a dictator, as you know.  So they behave as a dictator.  I think …  I think we don’t have to compromise with China.  If they make some restrictions, it’s good that we offer the Chinese people the possibility to bypass this restriction as much as we can.  It’s a question of democracy.  But I think that China’s government is in its right in some sense.  The government has a right to do it, but it’s not democratic.  And it should be challenged by the west.

Recorded on: 7/2/07

Philippe Cayla of EuroNews wonders whether Europe can continue to resist the Google News model of aggregation and whether China can continue controlling the flow of information.

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