Select committee advises against online news bill

Select committee advises against online news bill
Newshub employees were upset to lose their jobs. (Image: NZME)
Daniel Dunkley
The future of the Fair Digital News Bargaining Bill hangs in the balance after a select committee advised against passing the proposed law. The economic development, science and innovation committee assessing the bill released its long-awaited final report this morning, concluding the legislation should not be passed.Seen as a potential lifeline for the struggling news sector, the law is designed to force tech companies into commercial deals with local publishers via a mandatory bargaining regime. The select committee’s recommen...

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