Stop the misappropriation of journalistic and editorial content. Italy complies with the European Union directive: the giants of the web, including Google, will have to pay fair compensation to publishers for the articles used on search engines. The Council of Ministers will examine today at 4 pm the legislative decree that will implement the EU directive (the 790 of 2019) on copyright in our system, explains Repubblica.
Fair compensation for publishers established
The legislative decree, presented by the Minister of Culture Franceschini, will put a brake on the freedom of search engines to publish content owned by others, including journalistic ones, on the Internet. Publishers will therefore be granted the right to “fair compensation” for journalistic content conveyed by the Internet. On the other hand, there is still no squaring of the circle on another delicate point concerning “very short extracts”, explains Repubblica, namely very short summaries.
Google, the algorithm changed 13 times a day in 2020
Meanwhile Pandu Nayak, head of the Search sector of Mountain View, gave an exclusive interview to La Stampa, which tells the secrets of Google’s algorithm. “We take into account various parameters to establish the order of the search results, such as relevance and reliability, but also freshness and originality of the content. We are constantly working to improve the algorithm: in 2020 alone, there were 4887 large and small changes” .
This means that Google’s algorithm has changed about 13 times a day. “Yes. And we have also conducted more than 60 thousand direct comparisons between the solution in use and the one to be introduced; around the world, over 10 thousand validators analyze how changes affect the results and tell us whether to move forward or not”, Nayak says to La Stampa.
Nayak unveils Google’s ultimate goal
Google’s ultimate goal? “Organizing all the information in the world and making it universally accessible and useful. It is as if we wanted to compile the index of a book, but with some important differences: to begin with, the Web has billions and billions of pages, and the index is also monstrous, so much so that if it were printed it would cover 12 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon and back. In addition, every day 15 percent of the searches that come to Google are completely new, never done before. In addition, we also take into account information created by people, such as reviews and places of interest, news, data from companies and institutions, as well as those produced with machine learning, such as when a restaurant is crowded, or the weather forecast. this information and we present it in an appropriate way “, explains Nayak to La Stampa.