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Australia says "INEVITABLE," Google & Facebook will pay for news

Australia says “INEVITABLE,” Google & Facebook will pay for news

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Australia Hits Back At Google, Facebook: It’s “Inevitable” You’ll Soon Pay For Hosting Australian News

Australia Hits Back At Google, Facebook: It’s “Inevitable” You’ll Soon Pay For Hosting Australian News

Neither side is backing down after weeks of standoff between the Australian government and Google over proposed legislation aimed at better compensating and rewarding local news publishers, while bringing greater transparency to the way algorithms employed by Google, Facebook, and YouTube work.

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FranBrown
FranBrown
January 26, 2021

I will be so pleased if Scott Morrison wins this argument, and gets these companies put in their place. They have had it far too good, for far too long. And as you say about Facebook, Instagram and so on, the world will be a lot better off without them. In fact the world will be much better without most of the internet as it currently is, so much about it is evil. I use DuckDuckGo and keep as much of my own information as private as possible.

Greg
Greg
January 27, 2021

Ostensibly good news … BUT .. (there’s always a butt, some small, some large and some nicely shaped) … this possible move is eerily similar to what the EU was trying to achieve a year or so ago … making EVERYONE pay for posting links to news sources. The EU spun it in terms of ‘protecting content creators’ but it was in fact an attempt to shut down all the little guys and hand over total power to the large companies who were the only ones able to pay the licensing fees. So far, it hasn’t transpired, which is good… Read more »

WaveDancer
WaveDancer
January 27, 2021

I think it is inevitable that every democratic Gov. needs very quick to establish a constitutional regulation, forcing big tech. AND MEDIA to behave unbias, un-manipulative, truthfull/factbased, needs to give insight and information of their data-collecting and sales etc. I’d call it “patriotic & democratic protection act”

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Terry R
Terry R
January 27, 2021

Australia was not the first that took a stance, it was France. https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/france-rules-google-must-pay-news-firms-for-content-8728464?op=1 (April ,2020) Google eventually caved to French content producers on Jan 21 this year https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/21/google-agrees-to-pay-french-publishers-for-news.html “Google said Thursday it will pay French publishers for news content in a major digital copyright deal.The agreement comes after several months of talks between Google France and the media groups, which are represented by France’s Alliance de la Presse d’Information Generale lobby. Google said it would negotiate individual licenses with members of the alliance that cover related rights and open access to a new mobile service from the company called News… Read more »

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