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LAW THAT MANDATES THE GLOBAL DIGITAL PLATFORMS TO PAY FOR PUBLISHING THEIR NEWS CONTENT PASSED IN AUSTRALIA

LAW THAT MANDATES THE GLOBAL DIGITAL PLATFORMS TO PAY FOR PUBLISHING THEIR NEWS CONTENT PASSED IN AUSTRALIA

Context

Australia passed a law that mandates the global digital platforms to pay for publishing their news content on their platforms

Details

On February 25, 2021, the parliament of Australia passed the landmark legislation called the “News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code” which mandates the global digital platforms to pay for publishing their (Australian) news content on their respective platforms.

  • The law mainly targets Facebook and Google.
  • The law passed “Facebook” and “Google” signed agreements with the government to pay Australian news organisations.
  • This legislation will ensure that news businesses “are fairly paid for their content” and will also help in sustaining “Public Interest Journalism” in the country.

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