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Google slams Australia law forcing tech giants to pay for news


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Googles only interest is self interest. Like all industries, these companies need to pay for what they source and pay local taxes on what they earn. End of story.

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GOOD MOVE ,, paiying not even 2% of taxes ,, how far will these companies GO..its high time they pay up.

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Google...a big tax evader

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I wanna see this happen, just to what happens next

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Do they also have to pay for fake news?

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To continue using their business, I have to agree to them to have access to all my browsing, emails, real time location and contacts.

otherwise I’m impotent in the modern world.

tax and regulate big tech!

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Most Internet news is crap anyways.

Careful now! Remember where you are. :-)

On Monday it told users in a new home page pop-up that "the way Aussies use Google is at risk" and their search experience "will be hurt" by the changes.

Not mentioned in the article, but the Australian regulator body (ACCC) was very critical of Google's position:

“The open letter published by Google today contains misinformation about the draft news media bargaining code which the ACCC would like to address.”


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Nobody in Australia is going to be doing much crying for Google. These companies make so much money that whenever they get told to pay their way they complain about it. The more they pay local news outlets the better those services can survive and continue to be a free press and have competition from more than one or two sources.

If the Government makes a law it is up to companies and people to uphold the law. If your not happy about it then withdraw from the Australian market and let someone else move in and make the profits you would abandon if you left.

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