The showdown down under: FB vs News Corp

Will Facebook (and Google) divorce the news industry in Australia?

A copyright conflict in Australia is shaping up to be a symbolic stand off between big tech, old news, and the nation state. However the issue here is not copyright, nor revenue sharing, but rather monopoly and antitrust.

The Australian government, via the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, has proposed a law, that would require companies li…

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