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Google Experimenting with Removing Australian Media from Search Results
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Google Experimenting with Removing Australian Media from Search Results

On January 13, Financial Review reported that Google was adjusting algorithms to block Australian news sites as part of an “experiment.” A Google spokesperson confirmed this report, saying that the adjusted algorithms would “reach about 1% of Google Search users in Australia to measure the impacts of news businesses and ... Read More
Australian Government Introduces Legislation Establishing Mandatory Code of Conduct for Online Platforms
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Australian Government Introduces Legislation Establishing Mandatory Code of Conduct for Online Platforms

On December 9, the Australian government published its proposed legislation to create an enforceable code to require online platforms to pay news publishers for their content. The law will codify the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft code released earlier this year, reportedly with some changes. The code requires ... Read More
House of Lords Calls on UK Government to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Journalism
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House of Lords Calls on UK Government to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Journalism

On November 27, the Select Committee on Communications and Digital of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom published a report titled “Breaking News? The Future of UK Journalism.” The comprehensive report outlines the UK news media landscape before making multiple recommendations, ranging from building media literacy to improving ... Read More
UK Government to Develop a Code of Conduct and Establish a Digital Markets Unit to Regulate Online Platforms
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UK Government to Develop a Code of Conduct and Establish a Digital Markets Unit to Regulate Online Platforms

On November 27, the UK Government released its responses to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) study on online platforms and digital advertising, published in July 2020. In its response, the Government accepted the CMA’s findings and recommendations and committed itself to the introduction of an enforceable code of conduct ... Read More
Google Compensating Some French Publishers
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Google Compensating Some French Publishers

On November 19, Google entered into a copyright agreement with six French publishers to compensate them for their content. The agreement comes after a court ordered Google to begin negotiations with French publishers to pay them for the use of publishers’ work product. This news comes as Google continues to ... Read More
News Media Alliance Condemns Google’s Refusal to License News Content in France
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News Media Alliance Condemns Google’s Refusal to License News Content in France

The News Media Alliance strongly condemns Google’s announcement that, under the newly adopted European Union Copyright Directive, it will stop displaying previews of news articles in France unless a publisher waives its right to compensation ... Read More
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