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Facebook switches news back on for Australians after content deal

Facebook switches news back on for Australians after content deal

(ATF) Facebook on February 26 restored access to news for its Australian users after a week-long hiatus as it reached agreement with the government on complying with a landmark law requiring tech firms to pay for editorial content.The US social media giant's Australian readers were able to read news from …

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Australia enacts landmark law to make tech firms pay for news

Australia enacts landmark law to make tech firms pay for news

(ATF) The online world is watching Australia this week after the nation’s parliament passed landmark legislation on February 25 requiring global digital giants to pay for local news content.The new law – the culmination of an often bitter tussle between the Australian government and media on one hand, and the …

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Facebook to restore news pages after deal with Australian govt

Facebook to restore news pages after deal with Australian govt

(ATF) A compromise has been reached between Facebook and the Australian government, which will see the internet giant restore local news pages after the government agreed to amend its proposed law. The bill will force tech giants to pay for media content displayed on their platforms.Australia and the social media …

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EU poised to pounce next as Facebook's Aussie news spat rolls on

EU poised to pounce next as Facebook's Aussie news spat rolls on

Facebook exchanged some big punches with the Australian government this week in the ongoing row over news payments but there’s even bigger opponents waiting in the wings – the EU and the US.MEPs are already working on two landmark draft European digital regulations – the Digital Services Act (DSA) and …

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News Corp agrees global content deal with Google

News Corp agrees global content deal with Google

(ATF) Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp struck a global news deal with Google, the media company said on Wednesday February 17, in the most extensive agreement yet for news content with big tech.The two companies will develop a subscription platform, share advertising revenue through Google’s ad technology services, build audio journalism …

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Google, Facebook negotiating deals to compensate Aussie media

Google, Facebook negotiating deals to compensate Aussie media

(ATF) Google and Facebook are "very close" to multi-million-dollar deals with major Australian media outlets to pay for news, the country's Treasurer has said.The tech giants – under pressure both at home and abroad to share some of the billions in advertising revenue they have grabbed from news outlets around …

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Microsoft backs pay-for-news plan with challenge to Google

Microsoft backs pay-for-news plan with challenge to Google

(ATF) Software giant Microsoft said on February 3 that it would back Australia's controversial plan to make internet companies pay to re-publish local media, in a slap in the face to Google and Facebook, which have vehemently opposed the proposal.Brad Smith, Microsoft's president, issued a statement saying that there was …

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Google reboots Australia news platform launch despite content row 

Google reboots Australia news platform launch despite content row

Google is reviving plans to launch its own news website in Australia within weeks, as the search giant continues to fight world-first proposed laws on content payments. The launch of the News Showcase product as early as next month is Google's latest tactic in a high-profile campaign against the Australian …

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Google threat to cut search service in Australia

Google threat to cut search service in Australia

(ATF) Google threatened on Friday to block Australians from using its search service if the government doesn't change a draft law that would force the tech giant to share some of their advertising revenue with media outlets for highlights from local news reports.Google Australia managing director Mel Silva warned a …

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US calls on Australia to cancel plan to make internet giants pay for news

US calls on Australia to cancel plan to make internet giants pay for news

(ATF) Washington has asked its closest Asia-Pacific ally to scrap proposed laws that would make Australia the first country in the world to force social media giants to pay for news sourced from local media outlets.Assistant US trade representatives Daniel Bahar and Karl Ehlers suggested Canberra should instead "further study …

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