Recently, governments in France and Australia have introduced measure to make news aggregators such as Google pay for re-use of news. The move will benefit news publishers struggling to navigate the platform-mediated digital era. While the competition regulator in France has effectively pushed Google into negotiating a remuneration deal with publishers, Australia has proposed to make platforms pay for the use of news.
IT for Change's Executive Director Parminder Jeet Singh spoke to Sriram Srinivasanon on whether and in which ways governments should intervene in correcting lopsided relationships between platforms and publishers, for the Parley Podcast. You can listen to the podcast here or read the article here.