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Canada lays out details of proposed law to compel Facebook, Google to pay for news

Canada on Apr 5 laid out details of a proposed legislation that would compel digital platforms like...

👤 H K Badal5 April 2022 5:34 PM GMT
Canada lays out details of proposed law to compel Facebook, Google to pay for news
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Canada on Apr 5 laid out details of a proposed legislation that would compel digital platforms like Facebook and Google to negotiate commercial deals and pay news publishers for their content, in a move similar to Australia's ground-breaking law passed last year.

The 'Online News Act' will require digital platforms that have a bargaining imbalance, measured by metrics like a firm's global revenue, with news businesses to make fair deals, that would then be assessed by a regulator.