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Google outlines plan to appease French antitrust body over news content

Google has submitted proposals to France’s antitrust watchdog on how it would deal with news agencies and publishers in a dispute over payment for news content, Google and the watchdog said on Wednesday. The French Competition Authority said in a statement that it would submit these proposals for public consultation and that affected parties must […]

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Google signs five-year news content deal with AFP

Google announced its five-year content partnership with the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency to make payment for its news content.News organizations, which have lost online advertising revenue to online aggregators like Google and Facebook, have complained that tech companies are using articles in search results or other features without payment. . New laws in France […]

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Facebook Inks signs deal with French publishers to pay for news content

Top line Facebook has signed an agreement with a French lobby group that represents 300 French publishers to pay for news content circulating on its users’ feeds, several media reported Thursday, as publishers around the world stressed the need for the social media giant to offset their content that generates advertising revenue for Facebook. Facebook […]

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Facebook to pay 14 Canadian publishers for certain news content published on its platform

Facebook Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a plan to pay some Canadian publishers for news stories on its platform, but experts say the move distracts attention from future regulatory efforts. California tech giant Facebook said it would pay 14 publishers, including the National Observer, FP newspapers, Le Devoir, the Tyee and publisher of the Sun, undisclosed […]

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Charging Tech Giants to Use Traditional Media News Content – Legislative Issues Review

A few weeks ago, the news was abuzz with the controversy over a australian law that would do social media companies and even search engine pay for their provision of content from traditional media. While the controversy was high, there were articles in numerous general interest publications asking if this model could work outside of […]

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Australia passes law forcing Facebook and Google to pay for news content

The Australian government has passed a new law forcing Google and Facebook to negotiate with the media to pay for their content or face arbitration. “This is an important step”, noted Josh Frydenberg, the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party who spearheaded the new law. “This legislation will help level the playing field and see […]

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Google to pay News Corp for topical content in global deal

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp said it has entered into a three-year pact with Google under which the publisher will provide the internet giant with news content from sites around the world in return for “big payments from Google.” News Corp sites joining the Google News Showcase include the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch, and the […]