Australian Bill Forcing Google, Facebook to Pay Publishers Moves Forward with ‘Minor Amendments’

A proposed bill in the Australian parliament that would require Facebook and Google to pay news outlets for content has cleared its final hurdle, and Facebook has agreed to restore access…

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Australia’s move to tame Facebook and Google is just the start of a global battle | Michelle Meagher

Governments around the world should now act together to dismantle the monopolies that threaten journalismFacebook and Google have become accustomed to an open world of information on which to build…

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Competition watchdog expects Google and Facebook to strike deal with small publishers

The news media bargaining code passes the Senate after the government reached an 11th-hour agreement with Facebook If smaller and regional publishers don’t get a deal under the news media…

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UK Considering ‘Australia-Style’ Legislation to Force Facebook to Pay for News Content

The UK may follow the lead of Australia and Canada in forcing Facebook to pay news publishers for their content, officials have suggested.

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Why is Australia trying to regulate Google and Facebook? – video explainer

Guardian Australia’s media correspondent Amanda Meade looks at why the Australian government has gone into battle with two of the world’s biggest tech companies Continue reading...

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Big Tech Backflip: Facebook Drops Australian News Ban, Bows to Government Regulation

In an extraordinary backflip, Facebook announced Tuesday it will reverse its block on Australian users sharing news on its site and accept proposed government media bargaining laws that force it to…

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