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Australia Passes Law To Make Google, Facebook Pay for News

Australia's law forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news is ready to take effect, though the laws' architect said it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals. From a report: The Parliament on Thursday passed the final amendments to the so-called News Media Bargaining Code agreed between Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday. In return for the changes, Facebook agreed to lift a ban on Australians accessing and sharing news. Rod Sim...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Australia, Tech, Parliament, News Corp, Josh Frydenberg, Sims, Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, Seven West Media Read


After Facebook’s news flex, Australia passes bargaining code for platforms and publishers

A week after Facebook grabbed eyeballs globally by blocking news publishers and turning off news-sharing on its platform in Australia, the country’s parliament has approved legislation that makes it mandatory for platform giants like Facebook and Google to negotiate to remunerate local news publishers for their content, to take account of how journalism is shared on their platforms. The News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code was developed in conjunction with Australia’s Compe...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Media, Australia, Tech, Eu, Policy, Nick Clegg, Parliament, Competition And Markets Authority, News Media, Josh Frydenberg, Clegg


Australia has passed an amended version of the law that prompted Facebook to ban news

Google CEO Sundar Pichai (left) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Carsten Koall/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images The Australian government has signed its controversial media bargaining code into law. The law requires tech firms to pay news publishers but was softened after protests by Facebook and Google. Facebook has agreed to allow Australian news-sharing on its platform again after the changes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Australian government has sign...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Technology, Australia, Trends, Rupert Murdoch, Sundar Pichai, Josh Frydenberg, Google Facebook, Alex Wong Getty, Seven West Media, Scott Purcell, Tech Insider, Martin Coulter


Facebook Reverses Australian Ban on News Sharing

Facebook has announced that it will restore the ability for users in Australia to share news content on the social platform, following changes to the country's media code. The company banned all news sharing last week in response to a proposed Media Bargaining Law, which aims to level the playing field between Australian news media businesses and digital platforms in terms of bargaining power. The law would allow Australian news publications to negotiate for fair payment for their journalist...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Australia, Canada, Josh Frydenberg, Brown, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, Campbell Brown, However Facebook, Facebook Australia


Facebook reverses its Australian news ban and restores news pages

Users inside and outside of Australia are unable to see posts from Australian news outlets as of Wednesday. Insider Facebook has restored news content for its Australian audience. The move comes after a weekend of negotiations with the government over its proposed media code. The new amendments have "satisfied" Facebook, according to VP Campbell Brown. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After a few days of negotiations, Facebook has announced it will restore Australia'...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Australia, Trends, Tech News, Scott Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Brown, Frydenberg, Facebook During, Julie Gerstein, Media Code, Wednesday Insider Facebook, Eden Gillespie


Facebook reverses its Australian news ban

Users inside and outside of Australia are unable to see posts from Australian news outlets as of Wednesday. Insider Facebook has restored news content for its Australian audience. The move comes after a weekend of negotiations with the government over its proposed media code. The new amendments have "satisfied" Facebook, according to VP Campbell Brown. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After a few days of negotiations, Facebook has announced it will restore Australia'...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Australia, Trends, Tech News, Scott Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Brown, Frydenberg, Facebook During, Julie Gerstein, Media Code, Wednesday Insider Facebook, Eden Gillespie


Facebook to restore news sharing in Australia after government amends proposed law

Facebook said it will begin restoring news sharing to Australian users’ feeds in “the coming days” after reaching an agreement with the country’s government. The social media giant made the drastic move of restricting news content in Australia last Wednesday after a dispute over a proposed media bargaining code that is expected to be voted into law soon. The code would have forced Facebook, and other major tech companies like Google, to make revenue-sharing agreements with publishers for content...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Publishing, News, Facebook Pages, Australia, Social Media, Tech, Policy, New Zealand, Josh Frydenberg, Google Facebook, William Easton, Facebook Australia


Facebook reverses Australia news ban after government makes media code amendments

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announces a compromise has been reached at the 11th hour as the legislation is debated in the SenateFacebook will restore Australian news pages in the next few days after the government agreed to more amendments to the media bargaining code that makes the social network and Google pay for news.On Thursday Facebook blocked all news on its platform in Australia, and inadvertently blocked information and government pages including health and emergency services. Continue re...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian media, Alphabet, Josh Frydenberg, SenateFacebook


Facebook Blocks All News Sharing on Its Platforms in Australia

Facebook has followed through on its threat to ban users from sharing news on its platform in Australia, in response to proposed media laws in the country that the company claims "fundamentally misunderstand" its relationship with publishers who share news content. The move is a retaliation to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) proposed Media Bargaining law, which seeks to redress the balance in terms of the bargaining power between Australian news media businesses and di...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Australia, US, Bbc, Abc News, Josh Frydenberg, Fletcher, Consumer Commission, ACCC, Paul Fletcher, Facebook Australia, Facebook Blocks All News Sharing, Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA Other


Australia's PM slams Facebook's 'arrogant' move to 'unfriend' the nation, after government pages were inadvertently silenced as part of a purge of news content

Australian PM Scott Morrison blasted Facebook after it banned publishers and users in Australia from posting and sharing news content. Getty Images / Sam Mooey / Stringer Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison called Facebook "arrogant" for "unfriending" the country. The comments came after government pages were inadvertently silenced in Facebook's ban on Australian news content. Facebook's ban was in response to Australia's proposed law, the News Media Bargaining Code. Visit the Busine...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Australia, Senate, Trends, Bbc, House, Scott Morrison, Western Australia, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg, Fletcher, Mark McGowan, Paul Fletcher


News Corp Latest to Make Deal With Google in Australia Push

Australian Treasury Josh Frydenberg says Google is quickly negotiating generous deals with Australian media companies to pay for journalism as lawmakers consider forcing digital giants into such agreements.
Tags: Google, Australia, News Corp, Josh Frydenberg


'We will be proceeding with the Code': As Facebook bans Australian news, the government says it won't back down on new media laws

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo The Australian government says it won't back down on its proposed news media bargaining code. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher told ABC News Breakfast "we will be proceeding with the code." The laws, if passed, could compel Facebook and Google to pay Australian news outlets for the journalism they produce. Visit Business Insider Australia's homepage for more stories. The Australian federal government says it won't back down o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Media, Law, Abc, Australia, Senate, Trends, Silicon Valley, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg, Fletcher, Australia New Zealand, ABC News Breakfast


Facebook to block news content in Australia

By Sheila Dang | Reuters Facebook Inc will block news content from being read and shared in its news feed in Australia, drawing a line in the sand against a proposed Australian law that would require it and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay the country’s news publishers for content. The move, announced in a blog post on Wednesday, represents a divergence in responses among the big tech giants to demands by news publishers, which have blamed the companies for destroying their advertising business. Au...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Australia, Sport, Soccer, Argentina, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg, Alphabet Inc, Reuters Facebook Inc, Tow Center for Digital Journalism


Australia News Media 'Large and Small' Discuss Google Deals

Australian Treasury Josh Frydenberg says Google is quickly negotiating generous deals with Australian media companies to pay for journalism as the Parliament considers forcing digital giants into such agreements.
Tags: Google, Parliament, Josh Frydenberg, Australia News Media Large


Google and Facebook: the landmark Australian law that will make them pay for news content

Despite protestations from both companies, the Australian parliament is set to pass legislation it says is needed to boost public interest journalismThe Australian parliament is poised to pass a landmark media law that would make Google and Facebook pay news publishers for displaying their content.The Australian law is separate to a deal Facebook made to pay mainstream UK news outlets millions of pounds a year to license their articles, but has a similar motivation. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, World news, Australia news, Australian media, Scott Morrison, Media business, News Corporation, Alphabet, Josh Frydenberg, Guardian Australia, Nine Entertainment


Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai get back on the phone to Australian for more pay-for-news talks

Compulsory arbitration code clears committee without amendments, but cracks show as one major local signs big Google deal Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai have again spoken to Australian treasurer Josh Frydenberg about the nation’s plan to force the two tech giants into compulsory arbitration to pay local publishers for news content shared or indexed on their platforms. Frydenberg added that he believes the two companies are close to doing deals to pay local publisher...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Software, Sundar Pichai, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg


Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai get back on the phone with Australia for more pay-for-news talks

Compulsory arbitration code clears committee without amendments, but cracks show as one major local signs big Google deal Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai have again spoken to Australian treasurer Josh Frydenberg about the nation’s plan to force the two tech giants into compulsory arbitration to pay local publishers for news content shared or indexed on their platforms. Frydenberg added he believed the two companies were close to doing deals to pay local publishers.…
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Australia, Software, Sundar Pichai, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg


'Inevitable' Google and Facebook will pay for Australian news, treasurer says

Josh Frydenberg says tech companies’ threats to pull services out of Australia did them a ‘big disservice’Josh Frydenberg has warned the internet giants it is “inevitable” they will pay for news content and their threats to shut down core functions in Australia do them a “big disservice”.At a doorstop on Sunday, the treasurer said the Morrison’s government intended to become a “world leader” in regulating social media and search companies, who he accused of shifting the goalposts in their opposi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, Australia, Australia news, Australian media, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Inevitable Google


Google is under fire for running experiments blocking some Australian news sites from search results

CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach Google is under fire for blocking some Australian news sites from search results as part of an experiment. The Australian government is trying to make Google and Facebook pay to show news content. Google insists the move was just one of "thousands of experiments" it runs ever year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google is under fire for removing some local ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia, Senate, San Francisco, Trends, Google Search, Sundar Pichai, Josh Frydenberg, Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Martin Coulter, REUTERS Beck Diefenbach Google


International border to stay closed until at least March - as it happened

Government extends country’s biosecurity emergency declaration; Josh Frydenberg unveils laws requiring Google and Facebook to pay for news. This blog is now closedFollow our global coronavirus live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 8.04am GMT With that, we’ll close the blog for today. Thanks for reading, and thanks to Amy Remeikis for helming it today. She’ll be back tomorrow morning. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Australia, Australia news, NHS, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Coventry, Josh Frydenberg, Amy Remeikis, Margaret Keenan


Australia politics live: international border to stay closed until at least March

Government extends country’s biosecurity emergency declaration; Josh Frydenberg unveils laws requiring Google and Facebook to pay for news. All the latest updatesFollow our global coronavirus live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.23am GMT Why should we be paying attention to the New Zealand royal commission into the Christchurch terror attack?Some of this was already known, but deta...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New Zealand, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Christchurch, Josh Frydenberg, True Blue Crew, AHPPC


Australian politics live: Josh Frydenberg unveils laws requiring Google and Facebook to pay for news

International arrivals to resume at Adelaide and ramp up in Melbourne. All the latest updatesFollow our global coronavirus live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.29am GMT Josh Frydenberg said the code will be introduced to parliament tomorrow. But it won’t be rushed through the parliament. 2.28am GMT Paul Fletcher and Josh Frydenberg are up. As expected, the public broadcasters ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Adelaide, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Paul Fletcher, Greens and Labor


Australia To Make Facebook, Google Pay For News in World First (slashdot)

Australia will force U.S. tech giants Facebook and Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move to protect independent journalism that will be watched around the world. From a report: Australia will become the first country to require Facebook and Google to pay for news content provided by media companies under a royalty-style system that will become law this year, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said. "It's about a fair go for Australian news media businesses. It's about...
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Australia To Make Facebook, Google Pay For News in World First

Australia will force U.S. tech giants Facebook and Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move to protect independent journalism that will be watched around the world. From a report: Australia will become the first country to require Facebook and Google to pay for news content provided by media companies under a royalty-style system that will become law this year, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said. "It's about a fair go for Australian news media businesses. It's about...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia, Tech, Melbourne, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg, Facebook Google


Australia to Put Tech Giants on Tighter Leash, Make Them Pay for News

Australia is getting closer to moving ahead with controversial legislation that will make the U.S. tech giants pay local companies for news. Other measures to contain their influence are also on the cards. The “Draft Mandatory Code of Conduct Governing Digital Platforms and Media Businesses” was announced on Friday by Treasury Minister Josh Frydenberg. The […]
Tags: Google, Asia, News, Australia, Finance, Global, Treasury, Josh Frydenberg, U S Tech Giants, Facebook Josh Frydenberg, Put Tech Giants


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria aged care clusters grow with 25 new Covid-19 cases at Epping Gardens and 627 throughout state

Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews have discussed next steps as eight deaths reported overnight and Covid-19 infections continue to rise. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; border restrictions explainedFollow the global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.22am BST Communications minister Paul Fletcher is on ABC’s Afternoon Briefing and was asked by host Patricia Karvelas whether h...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Josh Frydenberg, NSW, Vic


Australia is set to force Google and Facebook to pay for news content

Australia's government has introduced draft legislation which would force Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for hosting their content. Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the aim of the legislation is to give news companies fair remuneraton for original content. Google's Australia and New Zealand managing director said the draft legislation was a "heavy-handed intervention" that "threatens to impede Australia's digital economy and impacts the services we can deliver to Australia...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia, US, Trends, Eu, Spain, New Zealand, Parliament, Google News, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg, Silva, Google Australia, Mel Silva, Europe Facebook Australia


Facebook Says it Doesn't Need News Stories For Its Business and Won't Pay To Share Them in Australia

Facebook has rejected a proposal to share advertising revenue with news organisations, saying there would "not be significant" impacts on its business if it stopped sharing news altogether. From a report: On Monday, the social media giant issued its response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which has been tasked with creating a mandatory code of conduct aimed at levelling the playing field. The treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, told the ACCC to develop a code after multiple Austr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia, Tech, Josh Frydenberg, ACCC, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission


Facebook refuses to share ad revenue with Australia news orgs, says news content is “highly substitutable”: Report

Facebook has said that pulling news sharing from the platform would not significantly impact its business while maintaining that there it shares a ‘healthy rivalry’ with news organisations, The Guardian. It rejected Australia’s anti-trust regulator’s proposal to share ad revenue with news organisations. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has been tasked with developing a mandatory code of conduct to address commercial arrangements between digital platforms and news media busine...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Instagram, Australia, Josh Frydenberg, ACCC, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Australian Press Council, Newsw, Digital News Council


Digital platforms will have to pay media & news companies in Australia for news content

Digital platforms such as Facebook and Google will be forced to pay Australian media companies for news content after the country’s treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, instructed the competition regulator to develop a mandatory code of conduct to address commercial arrangements between digital platforms and news media businesses. Frydenberg said this will “help create a level playing field and […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Australia, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission



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