Archive for Digital Updates – 2020

Facebook Retaliates Against Australian Bargaining Code
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Facebook Retaliates Against Australian Bargaining Code

On August 31, Facebook issued a press release saying that if the ACCC’s draft code becomes law, they will no longer allow publishers or consumers to ... Read More
Google Suspected in Latest Campaign Against Australian Bargaining Code
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Google Suspected in Latest Campaign Against Australian Bargaining Code

On August 26, The Australian reported that Google is suspected of using “scare tactics” to push back against the recent passage by the Australia Competition ... Read More
Google Implements New Ad Blockers
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Google Implements New Ad Blockers

Google is supposed to implement a new “heavy ad blocker” in late August, according to a Google official’s activity on a Chromium message board. Google ... Read More
News Publishers Push Back on Apple Policies
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News Publishers Push Back on Apple Policies

On August 20, Digital Content Next (DCN) sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking about better terms for revenue sharing from digital subscriptions ... Read More
DOJ Attorneys Want to Delay Big Tech Lawsuit
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DOJ Attorneys Want to Delay Big Tech Lawsuit

The Wall Street Journal reported that some Department of Justice (DOJ) staffers are concerned that the lawsuit against Google is not ready to be filed, despite Attorney ... Read More
Google Spreads Misinformation About ACCC News Media Bargaining Code
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Google Spreads Misinformation About ACCC News Media Bargaining Code

Google released an open letter to Australians claiming that the Australia Competition & Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft news media bargaining code threatens consumer data privacy, the accuracy ... Read More
ACCC Rules Facebook & Google Must Pay Australian Publishers
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ACCC Rules Facebook & Google Must Pay Australian Publishers

On July 31, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission's (ACCC) released its mandatory News Media Bargaining Code to correct the power imbalance between big tech and ... Read More
Congress Considers Extending PPP Options to More News Publishers
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Congress Considers Extending PPP Options to More News Publishers

Congressional leaders and the White House are continuing their discussions on the next stimulus bill, including an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Both ... Read More
Top Tech CEOs Testify Before Congress Regarding Antitrust Investigation
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Top Tech CEOs Testify Before Congress Regarding Antitrust Investigation

On Wednesday, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google all testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee on Antitrust as part of the ... Read More
European Publishers Unite to Negotiate with the Dominant Online Platforms
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European Publishers Unite to Negotiate with the Dominant Online Platforms

On July 30, French and German news publishers announced that they were working together to form a new joint venture to license news content to ... Read More
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