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‘Unworkable around the world’: Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, is the latest internet all-star to slam Australia’s media bargaining code

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, told a Senate committee that Australia’s proposed media bargaining code risks “breaching a fundamental principle of the web”. His opposition lies in provisions which could compel internet giants like Facebook and Google to pay news publishers for hosting their hyperlinks. […]
‘Unworkable around the world’: Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, is the latest internet all-star to slam Australia’s media bargaining code
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‘Harmful outcomes’: The US has urged Australia to ditch its plan to force Facebook and Google to pay for news

US trade representatives say Australia’s draft media bargaining code is “fundamentally unbalanced”, with consequences that could “significantly harm Australian consumers”. Separately, the US Chamber of Commerce states the current proposal “explicitly targets and discriminates against US companies”. The draft proposal would allow news publishers to seek remuneration from Facebook and […]
‘Harmful outcomes’: The US has urged Australia to ditch its plan to force Facebook and Google to pay for news