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U.S. asks Australia to scrap proposed laws to make Facebook, Google pay for news

By Paulina Duran SYDNEY - The U.S. government has asked Australia to scrap proposed laws that will make it the first country in the world to force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to pay for news sourced from local media outlets. In a submission asking the government to "suspend" the plans, assistant U.S. trade representatives Daniel Bahar and Karl Ehlers, suggested Australia
U.S. asks Australia to scrap proposed laws to make Facebook, Google pay for news
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U.S. asks Australia to scrap proposed laws to make Facebook, Google pay for news

The U.S. government has asked Australia to scrap proposed laws that will make it the first country in the world to force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to pay for news sourced from local media outlets. In a submission asking the government to "suspend" the plans, assistant U.S. trade representatives Daniel Bahar and Karl Ehlers, suggested Australia instead "further study the markets, and if appropriate, develop a voluntary code." Under…

4 months ago|Los Angeles, United States
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US attacks Australia's 'extraordinary' plan to make Google and Facebook pay for news

The US in a submission to a Senate inquiry favours a voluntary code rather than government regulationThe United States has urged the Australian government to ditch draft media laws that would force tech giants Google and Facebook to pay news organisations for sharing their content.The US, in a submission to an Australian parliamentary inquiry, has said that the proposed legislation is unreasonable, impractical, “fundamentally imbalanced” and cou…

4 months ago|London, United Kingdom
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U.S. asks Australia to scrap proposed laws to make Facebook, Google pay for news

By Paulina Duran SYDNEY - The U.S. government has asked Australia to scrap proposed laws that will make it the first country in the world to force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to pay for news sourced from local media outlets. In a submission asking the government to "suspend" the plans, assistant U.S. trade representatives Daniel Bahar and Karl Ehlers, suggested Australia

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U.S. asks Australia to scrap proposed laws to make Facebook, Google pay for news

Under the law, which has broad political support and is currently before a senate committee, Google and Facebook will be subject to mandatory price arbitration if a commercial agreement on payments to Australian media cannot be reached.

4 months ago|India
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US urges Australia to abandon news payment plan for tech giants

The United States has urged Australia to abandon its plan to force Google and Facebook to pay media outlets for their news content, saying there could be “long-lasting negative consequences” for consumers and companies. Read full story

4 months ago|Malaysia
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US Government asks Australia to scrap proposed laws to make Facebook, Google pay for news

A letter from the US Government asks Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to back down on plans to legislate a bargaining code that would force tech giants Google and Facebook to pay for Australian news.

4 months ago|Australia
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US Urges Australia To Abandon News Payment Plan For Tech Giants

The United States has urged Australia to abandon its plan to force Google and Facebook to pay media outlets for their news content, saying there could be "long-lasting negative consequences" for consumers and companies. Australia wants to force the US tech giants to pay local media organisations for hosting news content or face millions of dollars in fines, in one of the most aggressive moves globally to check their power. It will apply to Faceb…

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U.S. asks Australia to scrap proposed laws to make Facebook, Google pay for news

SYDNEY - The U.S. government has asked Australia to scrap proposed laws that will make it the first country in the world to force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to pay for news sourced from local media outlets.

4 months ago|Singapore
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US asks Australia to scrap proposed laws to make Facebook, Google pay for news

The United States has urged Australia to abandon its plan to force Google and Facebook to pay media outlets for their news content, saying there could be "long-lasting negative consequences" for consumers and companies.

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US urges Australia to abandon news payment plan for tech giants

SYDNEY - The United States has urged Australia to abandon its plan to force Google and Facebook to pay media outlets for their news content, saying there could be "long-lasting negative consequences" for consumers and companies.

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