Google Pledges to Negotiate Fair Licenses With French News Outlets

PARIS—Google made binding commitments to negotiate license deals fairly with a broader array of French news publishers, part of a changing approach from the search company in a global debate over how tech companies should pay for news content.

France’s competition authority said Tuesday that a new set of promises that Google made, including a pledge to give publishers estimates of indirect revenue it generates from including news content in its search results, has resolved a dispute that has stretched for more than two years.