A news agency in Sydney on September 14, 2017. Controversial changes to Australia's media laws neared agreement on September 14, 2017 in a deal likely to result in significant concentration of ownership, but also a probe into the impact of platforms like Google and Facebook on the industry. Photo: AFPA news agency in Sydney on September 14, 2017. Controversial changes to Australia's media laws neared agreement on September 14, 2017 in a deal likely to result in significant concentration of ownership, but also a probe into the impact of platforms like Google and Facebook on the industry. Photo: AFP
A news agency in Sydney on September 14, 2017. Controversial changes to Australia's media laws neared agreement on September 14, 2017 in a deal likely to result in significant concentration of ownership, but also a probe into the impact of platforms like Google and Facebook on the industry. Photo: AFP

No more free rides: Australia orders Facebook, Google to share advertising revenue from news articles with media organisations

  • Facebook and Google will have to negotiate with traditional media on remuneration in good faith, failing which a binding arbitration process will be put in place
  • The draft code is open to consultation until August 28 before being legislated this year

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A news agency in Sydney on September 14, 2017. Controversial changes to Australia's media laws neared agreement on September 14, 2017 in a deal likely to result in significant concentration of ownership, but also a probe into the impact of platforms like Google and Facebook on the industry. Photo: AFPA news agency in Sydney on September 14, 2017. Controversial changes to Australia's media laws neared agreement on September 14, 2017 in a deal likely to result in significant concentration of ownership, but also a probe into the impact of platforms like Google and Facebook on the industry. Photo: AFP
A news agency in Sydney on September 14, 2017. Controversial changes to Australia's media laws neared agreement on September 14, 2017 in a deal likely to result in significant concentration of ownership, but also a probe into the impact of platforms like Google and Facebook on the industry. Photo: AFP
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