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Australia: The News Media Bargaining Code, Recent responses – Craig Xu

The News Media Bargaining Code is a piece of legislation drafted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in early 2020 for the purpose of supporting local Australian news and journalism businesses. It is supposed to serve as a balance of powers between large global social media companies such as Facebook, Google, etc and Australian businesses such as SBS, ABC, Nine, etc. Continue reading

The old news business model is broken: making Google and Facebook pay won’t save journalism – Amanda Lotz

The Australian federal government is talking tough about making Google and Facebook pay Australian news businesses for linking to, or featuring, these publishers’ content. The digital platforms have been talking equally tough. Facebook is threatening to remove Australian news stories and Google says it will shut off search to Australia if the government pushes ahead with its “mandatory bargaining code”. Continue reading

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