[Arstechnica] The predictable result of Spain's "Google tax": No more Google News

imageGoogle News will shortly shut down in Spain, the first time the news-search service has abandoned an entire national market. The move is a response to Spain's new intellectual property law, which would require Google to pay publishers in that country for publishing even small excerpts of their content. [...]

The Spanish "Google tax" effort followed shortly after German publishers gave up their effort to get an 11 percent cut of gross revenue from Google News.