Finally, a small stand is made against Big Tech

Finally, a small stand is made against Big Tech
The Fair Digital News Bargaining Bill represents an effort to address the power imbalance between large digital platforms and news outlets. (Image: Getty)
Peter Griffin
The coalition Government’s decision to forge ahead with an amended Fair Digital News Bargaining Bill is the right one, even if the outcome for media outlets is far from certain.The media industry had been asking for such a regime that would allow it to negotiate content licensing deals with the likes of Meta, Google and Microsoft, with a government backstop if terms couldn’t be agreed.That’s exactly what Australia did in 2021, which has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars being paid to media outlets there, even if Face...

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