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Google folds to Australian government, offers paid platform to some publishers

Google folds to Australian government, offers paid platform to some publishers

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Google Reverses Course In Australia – Opens Paid Platform For (Some) Australian News

Google Reverses Course In Australia – Opens Paid Platform For (Some) Australian News

The Australian government has possibly obtained a rare, partial victory in its standoff with Google. The US-based tech giant has appeared to reverse course as Australia holds hearings aimed at enacting legislation that would effectively force Google to pay local sources for news it links to and features in its search engine.

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Greg
Greg
February 9, 2021

Those specky-eyed basement-dwelling nerds have been allowed to get above themselves. Threatening countries … the audacity of them. I’m happy for Sky News Australia, since it’s one of the few media outlets questioning narratives on climate change, Covid and other key issues.

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Graham
Graham
February 9, 2021
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After watching this video on YouTube I searched for the article in Chrome typing ‘google folds australian’ and it came up first in the results 🙂 so they’re not managing to suppress all your content yet Alex. Please keep them coming.

FranBrown
FranBrown
February 9, 2021
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Well done Scott Morrison. The Googles, Amazons, Facebooks etc of this world, may yet have their “services” put in their place.

Jester Moment
Jester Moment
February 9, 2021
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But Google will probably charge for the News Showcase app to try an offset the cost to itself. Will people pay to use the app?

Terry R
Terry R
February 10, 2021

As I mentioned on a previous article on this issue, Australia was not the first to bring Google to heel in paying for news content.
France achieved this result on Jan 21 this year when Google caved to a French ruling in April 2020 that they must pay for this content.
“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”

Eddy
Eddy
February 10, 2021

There are no freebies in this World today. Google MUST pay it’s way like everyone else.

FranBrown
FranBrown
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February 10, 2021

And so must all of them, American companies like Macdonalds, Starbucks, Amazon etc etc MUST start paying proper taxes in every country they sell their goods and services to. Tax laws must be changed to facilitate this, they are stealing peoples’ money and squirrelling it away for their own nefarious purposes – the rich getting richer and making the poor suffer. Public pressure must be brought to bear down on this, governments should start acting in the public interest.

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