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Canadian News Media Lobby Wants Facebook, Google to Pay Royalties

According to Bloomberg, News Media Canada (NMC) — a Canadian trade association for news media — is lobbying Members of Parliament to establish news rules allowing Canadian news outlets to negotiate fair compensation for their content published to social media by industry giants like Facebook and Google. The majority of the news and articles published...

Googles Announces Licensing Program to Pay Publishers for News Content

Google is prepping a new news experience" to launch later in 2020 — for which the internet giant will finally directly compensate some publishers of "high-quality content" under a new licensing program. A new report from Axios explains that the move marks a major departure for Google, which has until now steadfastly refused to compensate news...