Google had threatened Australia a few days ago that it would shut down its search engine if it was forced to pay local publishers for the news. On the other hand, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morison said that he does not respond to threats. After this, there was a clear indication to Google that the Australian Government will not back down from this law at any cost.
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Legislation is under consideration with the parliamentary committee
In Australia, this legislation, known as the Media Bargaining Code, is still under consideration with the Parliamentary Committee. After extensive discussion, voting on this bill will also be done in Parliament. The Government of Australia, while presenting this bill, claimed that it would be a big reform. Google’s news showcase in Australia has been made live. To use it, Google will now pay to the media institutions with which it has deals.