Big Tech in Indonesia may start paying news outlets for content

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Indonesian media groups are pushing for a draft regulation to make news aggregators pay publishers for displayed content, a regulation meant to support the domestic news industry.

Sources told The Jakarta Post that the new regulation was based on Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code – the first law of its kind in the world – passed in February this year. The law requires aggregators such as Google and Facebook to negotiate fees with publishers.

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