• Australia to amend law making Facebook, Google pay for news

    11 days ago - By Chron

    CANBERRA, Australia - The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants' concerns, but remain fundamentally unchanged.
    Australia's fair trade regulator Rod Sims, chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, said he would give his final draft of the laws to make Facebook and Google pay Australian media companies for the news content they use by early October.
    Facebook has warned it might block Australian news content rather than pay for it.
    Google has...
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