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Statement: Small News Publishers Get Deal in Australia
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Statement: Small News Publishers Get Deal in Australia

After a month of negotiating collectively under authorization from the ACCC, with the looming threat of forced arbitration, Australian news organization Country Press Australia (CPA), which includes over 180 regional and local publications across the country, struck a deal with Google ... Read More
Small News Publishers in Australia Get Deal with Google
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Small News Publishers in Australia Get Deal with Google

Today, over 70 regional news publications represented by Country Press Australia reached a deal to join Google News Showcase. This deal will allow the publishers to be fairly compensated for their content by terms that they negotiated with the dominant tech platform. These small papers were able to have bargaining ... Read More
ACCC Allows for Greater Collective Bargaining by News Publishers
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ACCC Allows for Greater Collective Bargaining by News Publishers

On August 5, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that it would allow Country Press Australia (CPA) and its members to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook. The authorization will last for 10 years. The CPA, which represents 81 news publishers, has already reached a three-year deal with ... Read More
France Fines Google 500 Million Euros
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France Fines Google 500 Million Euros

On July 13, France’s antitrust group announced a 500 million euro fine on Google for not complying with rules on conducting negotiations with news publishers. Several news publishers accused Google of failing to hold conversations in good faith to compensate them for their content. Google denies these allegations, saying they ... Read More
Australia Passes Bargaining Code
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Australia Passes Bargaining Code

On February 25, both houses of the Australian Parliament passed the News Media Bargaining Code. It passed with several last-minute amendments that include more negotiation time before binding arbitration and government discretion to exempt the platforms from arbitration after considering the power imbalance against a platform’s “significant contribution to the sustainability of ... Read More
Microsoft Joins Coalition to Compensate News Publishers
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Microsoft Joins Coalition to Compensate News Publishers

On February 22, Microsoft announced that it would join forces with European publishers to have platforms pay for news content throughout Europe. They plan to model the payment directive on Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code legislation, with an arbitration model. That model would ensure that news publishers are fairly compensated for ... Read More
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Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win Nobel Peace Prize - Read more