In a letter to the FTC, Google challenged the findings of a study on journalism.
On its public policy blog last night, Google laid out arguments against the Staff Discussion Draft of Potential Policy Recommendations To Support The Reinvention Of Journalism which studied how journalism, particularly in the newspaper profession, had been affected by the move to electronic readership over the past decade, and into the future.
The basis of the government's argument:
So the question is, how do you fill that revenue void? There are a laundry list of proposals including taxes on broadband, grants to universities and subsidies for mail delivery. One particular part got Google's goat, however.
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