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The notion of anyone having to pay anyone else to share a link to a website is ludicrous and goes against the nature of how the web works. Imagine if you had to pay websites to share a link to a site in an email.
That said, copying and rehosting cover images or headlines is an entirely different story. That is copyright protected content. Imagine if someone wrote an article for their site but stole your headline and photo that you created.
Sites should be able to say that Google has to create their own copy around the URL or license the ones they made. But they shouldn’t be able to stop links entirely.