Google will pay £55m over three years to French news publishers, ending a content copyright feud that has lasted for more than a year. Documents seen by Reuters show an agreement under which Alphabet, Google’s owner, will pay almost £16m a year to 121 national and local French publications after signing individual licensing agreements with each organisation. Another shows a settlement for Google to pay $10m to the same group in return for them ending all current and future legal action over copyright claims during the three-year period. To be eligible for a share of the sum, each organisation must sign an individual licensing agreement with Google. Fees range from $1.3m for Le Monde to $13,741 for local publisher La Voix de la Haute Marne, Reuters reported. It did not specify how these amounts had been calculated. The search giant last month said it would pay the French titles for news content, but financial details of the digital copyright deal were not known. It comes after months of talks between Google France and media groups, represented by French lobby group Alliance de la Presse d’Information Generale (APIG). Google said it would negotiate individual licences with alliance members to cover related rights and open access to its new mobile service called News Showcase. Earlier this week a separate union for independent online news publishers, Spiil, said the agreement did not ensure the fair treatment of all news publishers and regretted the lack of united talks with Google.