AustraliaThe government is planning to pass a new media law that requires technology giants such as Google and Facebook to pay local news organizations.AustraliaOpen your own news platform News Showcase.AustraliaAn expert said that the tech giants hope the U.S. government will support their boycott of regulation, which may lead toAustraliaAnd the U.S. on this issueappearConfrontation.
according toSydneyMorning Herald reported that familiar with Google’sSourcesSaid that the technology giant renewed discussions with the media that had reached an agreement in the past week, and said it expects to launch the "News Showcase" as early as February.
Misha Ketchell, editor of The Conversation, also confirmed that Google has contacted him, hoping to resume discussions on the possible launch of News Showcase in February as soon as possible.Reuters reported that the move shows that Google is willing to trade in its own content.intentioneliminateAustraliaThe need for government legislation to force it to pay for each news link.
A Google spokesperson declined to comment on the incident.
Google first announced plans in June 2020AustraliaLaunched the "News Showcase" project and signed agreements with small local media such as Crikey, The Saturday Paper and The Conversation.But when the competition regulator disclosed the draft "New Media Code", Google postponed the plan and said it needed to understand what the proposed law would do to its finances.influences.
Google said or stoppedAustraliaServe Morrison: We are not threatened
Australia intends to legislate to compel Facebook and Google to pay, and the United States calls for "voluntary"
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With other major media such as News Corp, Nine entertainment Co and Seven Informal discussions at West Media continue, but there is no indication of when the project will be launched and no agreement has been signed.
Google claims to have invested US$10 billion in the News Showcase project worldwide and has reached agreements with more than 400 publishers.
according toAustraliaThe draft "New Media Code" proposed by the government, if some large multinational technology companies list on their platformsAustraliaLink or summary of news, thenAustraliaLocal news agencies pay for news services.In this regard, Google threatened that if this bill is officially passed, then Google can only end itsAustraliaSearch engine service.
Submit toAustraliaFederal participationHouseIn a written statement, the Office of the United States Trade Representative statedAustraliaThe proposed new law poses obvious harm to two U.S. companies and calls forAustraliaThe government abandoned legislation.
according toAustraliaFinancial Review reports,AustraliaWell-known sociologists,SydneyUniversity Associate Professor SaLVAtore Babones said,AustraliaThe government is taking more and more actions to monitor the power of Google and Facebook in the local market. This will become the year 2021.AustraliaPotential diplomatic hotspots between China and the United States.
The ABC report quoted Swinburne University of Technology professor Belinda Barnet as saying that she does notdetermineDoes Google really want to withdraw its search engine?AustraliaIf they want thisdoMaybe it can be achieved.Although this situation will only happen if the new law is passed, butAustraliaPeople may need to start looking for alternatives to Google, such as Bing and DuckDuckGo.
Barnet also said that if Google endsAustraliaSearch engine services, manyAustraliaBusiness will be affected byinfluences.AustraliaThe annual market value of Google Engine digital advertising is about A$43 billion.
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