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Expect delays and power plays: Google and Facebook brace as news media bargaining code is set to become law – The Conversation AU

The ABC and SBS have been included in the code. That’s good news, but will compensation received be factored into future government funding decisions for the public…

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The long-awaited mandatory code that will force Google and Facebook to pay Australian media companies for news content was finally unveiled yesterday.
The Treasury Laws Amendment Bill 2020 (news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code) will be introduced to parliament today, before being referred to a Senate committee.
Many of Australias news businesses have been on a hiding to nothing for more than a decade, as their revenue is undercut by the targeted advertising business model used…

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