By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Members of Brazil’s Associação National de Jornais (National Association of Newspapers, ANJ) – which includes over a hundred of Brazil’s main newspapers – have agreed unanimously to withdraw their publications from online news aggregator Google News after a dispute over payments for their content. Some 154 organizations are involved, including around ninety percent of the country's newspapers (which are Portuguese-language).
The ANJ argues that Google is benefiting from its members' content without paying for it and reducing traffic . . .