Australia‘s News Media Bargaining Code — A Sign of Things To Come?

Last month when the Australian government indicated that they would pass new legislation that forces the big tech companies to pay for the local news creators for using their content, Google threatened to shut down its search engine in Australia. However, it took Google less than a month to retreat on that threat and take a 180-degree turn to strike first of its many deals with several Australian news outlets.

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