Australia’s Kinda-Sorta Win Over Big Tech
A new type of legislation could change the way governments and big tech do business.
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Over the last year, the Australian government has been waging a quiet war against Facebook and Google. Through a new law, it plans to force the big tech companies to pay news outlets in exchange for linking to their sites.
Will this new law have the intended effect? Or will it set a dangerous precedent that cedes even more power over to the tech giants?
JR Hennessy, editor at Business Insider Australia