Google responsed to Federal Trade Commission in reaction to Staff Discussion Draft about the future of journalism in the age of the Internet.
Google says “We agree that Internet has posed challenges as well as opportunities for publishers. Google works closely with publishers to find business solutions so journalism can thrive online, and we’re optimistic about the news industry’s future. But we strongly disagree with a number of policy recommendations set forth in the Staff Discussion Draft, such as the suggestion that Congress enact a federal hot news doctrine — something that wouldn’t only hurt free expression, but also the very profession of journalism that the proponents of hot news say they support.”
More Info: Comments to FTC 20 July 2010