Australian Parliament rolls out a new law which will have Google, Facebook to pay for news
The Australian law that makes it required for organizations like Google and Facebook to pay for news they use is fit to be authorized. Australia’s Parliament has passed the last revisions to the News Media Bargaining Code, and as indicated by AP, they were changes settled upon by the country’s financier Josh Frydenberg and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
#BREAKING: The news media bargaining code has been passed through Parliament. Following a compromise between the government and Facebook, the amended legislation passed the Senate last night and was passed by the House of Representatives this morning.
— Financial Review (@FinancialReview) February 24, 2021
The amended news media bargaining code has cleared its final hurdle to become law – it has just been given the tick of approval by the House of Representatives.
— Lisa Visentin (@LisaVisentin) February 24, 2021
Facebook impeded distributors and clients from sharing news joins in Australia because of the proposed law. The informal organization likewise erroneously forestalled government offices and non-benefits from posting on their Pages all the while, however it switched their boycott a couple of hours after the fact. Days after the fact, Facebook consented to converse with and enter arrangements with Australian authorities.
Australia’s world-first news media bargaining code received the final tick of approval on Thursday when parliament’s lower house agreed to the government’s changes, which were made after negotiations with tech giants. https://t.co/yrOTgA3oix
— SBS News (@SBSNews) February 25, 2021
Australia will become the first country where a government-appointed arbitrator can decide on the price @Google and @Facebook will have to pay Australian news publishers, provided a commercial deal can’t be reached, reports @sahelirc . @JoshFrydenberg https://t.co/g5Dh5f89DZ
— Ted Kemp (@TedKempCNBC) February 25, 2021
Australia’s parliament has passed a world-first law to force digital giants such as Facebook and Google to pay publishers for news content — a move that may unleash more global regulatory action to limit their power. https://t.co/qrYQvzO0b1
— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) February 25, 2021
Although there was a time when twitter was overflowing with BoycotFacebook memes-
Take away FBs copyright protection in Australia and start a local one #boycottfacebook
— David Vohradsky (@CyberiskAU) February 18, 2021
Australians should use this time to break their addiction to this abusive relationship. Bye Bye Facebook. #DeleteFacebook #boycottfacebook There are plenty of alternatives out there. Make a better choice. You won’t regret it. #PeoplePower
— Darren Larkings (@dlarkings) February
Well, here is to victory of it!
Facebook has announced it “intends to restore Australian news pages in the coming days” after the Federal Government agreed to make some amendments to the proposed news bargaining code.https://t.co/0Hau8GgBrw
— Twitter Moments Australia (@MomentsAU) February 23, 2021