Indian Government Plans to Make Tech Giants Pay for Using News Publishers’ Content

FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California
FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Paresh Dave

The Indian government is planning to make Big Tech companies such as Meta, Google, Apple, and Microsoft, among others, pay Indian publishers – newspaper and digital platforms – for using their content on their respective platforms.

If implemented, the new law will force Big Tech companies to pay digital news publishers a share of the revenue earned via using their original content. Such a revenue-sharing model between internet companies and news publishers will be built along the ones prevalent in Australia and parts of European Union.

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