Google is shutting down its news product in Spain rather than pay publishers for using snippets of their content.

A new intellectual property law in the country requires every Spanish publication to charge services like Google News for showing even small news snippets from their publications, whether they want to or not, Richard Gingras, head of Google News said in a blog post Wednesday.

The new requirement does not work for Google because its news portal does not make any money, as it does not show advertising on the site.

The company is not only shutting down Google News in Spain by Dec. 16, ahead of the law coming into force in January, but news from Spanish publications will not figure on the global Google News site.

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