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Battle lines are drawn in news media’s Big Tech fight

Daniel Dunkley
Fri, 26 Nov 2021

Battle lines are drawn in news media’s Big Tech fight
Stuff chief executive Sinead Boucher is said to be leading the charge with the NPA. (Image: Getty)
Daniel Dunkley
Fri, 26 Nov 2021
After years of frustration, New Zealand’s news publishers have drawn the battle lines in their fight against big tech.On Thursday evening, news groups including Stuff, The New Zealand Herald, The Spinoff, and the Otago Daily Times announced they had sought approval from the Commerce Commission to collectively bargain with Facebook and Google for payment for their journalism.The application, made through the News Publishers' Association on behalf of its members, seeks an Australian-style news bargaining code, which would allow publishe...

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