WAN, which stands for the World Association of Newspapers, said it was leading efforts to find a technological solution to the problem of alleged copyright infringement by Internet search engines.
“A solution suggested by WAN would be for selected search engines which have paid a royalty or have a commercial agreement to display properly attributed images or articles for a limited time“
Smart operators will probably:
a) Hope that WAN succeeds in removing all their competitors from Google News
b) Announce to Google “We’re available, for free!”
c) Watch traffic skyrocket
d) Collect advertising dollars based on page views