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World Google threatens to withdraw from Australia

20:57  22 january  2021
20:57  22 january  2021 Source:   de.euronews.com

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Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia over the nation's attempt to make the tech giant share royalties with news publishers. But the US firms have fought back, warning the law would make them withdraw some of their services.

Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia . Australia is introducing a world-first law to make Google , Facebook and potentially other tech companies pay media outlets for their news content. www.bbc.co.uk/news/world- australia -55760673.

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According to plans by the government, Internet giants such as Google parent Alphabet and Facebook will pay local media companies in the future when they distribute their content.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: "Australia sets the rules for things you can do in Australia. This is how things work here in Australia. Those who follow them are welcome, but we do not respond to threats."

Mel Silva, Managing Director for Google Australia, explains why there is a workable news code that doesn't break Google Search. Learn more about what the News Media Bargaining Code means for you at https://t.co/Х-$UoySQPLw pic.twitter.com/9UjtaPW0zZ

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Australia , though, has a knack for picking fights. It already had one such standoff with Amazon after sales tax changes in 2018 meant the company refused “ Withdrawing our services from Australia is the last thing that Google want to have happen, especially when there is another way forward,” Silva

Google ’s threat to limit its services in Australia came just hours after the internet giant reached a content-payment deal with some French news publishers. Google ’s testimony “is part of a pattern of threatening behaviour that is chilling for anyone who values our democracy,” said Peter Lewis

- googledownunder (@googledownunder) January 22, 2021

The managing director for Google's operations in Australia, Mel Silva said that if the law were to pass, it would be the only option for Google to exit the Australian market: "As it stands, the bill is unacceptable. If it becomes law it would not harm only Google, but also small publishers, small businesses and the millions of Australians who use our services every day. "

Success between French publishers and Google

Meanwhile, the internet giant has set common criteria for remuneration with French publishers in the dispute over copyrights.

France's Google boss Sébastien Missoffe wrote that he saw new prospects for the media partners through the agreement.

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Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia . Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia over the nation's attempt to make the tech giant share royalties with news publishers.

Australians could soon be deprived of Google ’s ubiquitous search engine, with the web behemoth threatening to cut off service should lawmakers pass a On Thursday, Google struck a deal with French publishers similar to the one under consideration in Australia , in which it agreed to pay media

Nous annonçons aujourd’hui avec @Alliance_Presse un accord sur la rémunération des droits voisins au titre de la loi française. Une étape importante qui confirme notre engagement auprès des éditeurs de presse et ouvre de nouvelles perspectives pour nos partenaires @LouettePierre https://t.co/wdGAUwC9CS

- Sebastien Missoffe (@SebMissoffe) January 21, 2021

The President of the Publishers' Association, Pierre Louette, spoke of an "important stage". According to the agreement, Google will now negotiate individual contracts based on the established lines.

The remuneration should depend, for example, on the daily volume of publications and the number of monthly Internet users of the publications.

According to the French news agency AFP, the agreement does not apply to the entire writing press in France. News agencies and media from the magazine press union are not included.

It's about Google paying for online use of content that goes beyond links and very short excerpts. This applies, for example, to a "News Showcase Panel" curated by the publisher. The background to the dispute is an

EU copyright amendment passed in 2019, which aims to adapt the outdated copyright law in the EU to the digital age and to ensure that authors receive better remuneration for their online content. Google initially refused to make such payments. The group then suffered a defeat at the Paris Court of Appeal last autumn.

Google bombards Australian search users as PR campaign intensifies .
Google bombards Australian search users as PR campaign intensifiesAustralians searching for any term were presented with a pop-up setting out the company's opposition to proposed legislation that would force them to pay news companies for content.

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