Now tech giants Google and Facebook may be forced to pay newspapers for their stories
- Platforms will be encouraged to negotiate payment deals with news organisations
- If negotiations fail, an independent arbitrator would set a fair price
- Move comes amid concerns that tech companies are dominating online advertising
- New regime will be regulated by Digital Markets Unit (DMU), a digital watchdog
Tech giants such as Google and Facebook will be required to pay newspapers and other media outlets for using their stories, under new laws being drawn up by the Government.
Under the plans, which are modelled on a system that has been introduced in Australia, the platforms will be…