Australia is close to passing legislation requiring Facebook and Google to negotiate with news outlets for payment for their content. Photo: Kyodo
Australia is close to passing legislation requiring Facebook and Google to negotiate with news outlets for payment for their content. Photo: Kyodo
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Microsoft and EU publishers push for tech firms to make Australia-style news payments

  • The US tech giant and four EU lobbying groups are planning to ‘mandate payments’ for use of news content from online ‘gatekeepers with dominant market power’
  • The move comes as Australia nears passing a law requiring Facebook and Google to negotiate with news outlets for payment for their content or face fines

Australia is close to passing legislation requiring Facebook and Google to negotiate with news outlets for payment for their content. Photo: Kyodo
Australia is close to passing legislation requiring Facebook and Google to negotiate with news outlets for payment for their content. Photo: Kyodo
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