The next move in the battle over the news media code lies with the government, after Google essentially said on Friday that nothing in the law that was introduced in Parliament on 9 December was workable.
The Federal Government has blown a chance it had to implement a world-leading deal with digital giants Google and Facebook, backing down even before the bill for its so-called News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code was introduced into Parliament. The digital platforms will be breaking out the Dom Pérignon in Silicon Valley over the way they have clinically neutered Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
With news suggesting that it may soon be hit with an anti-trust suit by the US Department of Justice, Google has come out firing again at the start of another week against the media code of conduct proposed in Australia, this time calling it unfair.
Returb iPhones are cheaper than ever - definitely worth buying one :-)
The Murdoch led LNP is talking crap again. The Murdochracy are out again asking the Government for something for nothing[…]
They're bluffing. The potential losses to Google far outweighs the pittance they will be asked to pay. Call their bluff!
Duck Duck Go.Google is an evil empire.
No, Australian politics is a truth-free zone thank you very much!