Microsoft wants the US to adopt Australia’s controversial media code

Across the globe, people generally seem to agree that companies like Google and Facebook have vastly disrupted the way news organizations and news dissemination works, but governments have been slow to respond.

The Australian government is one of the first to directly take on the tech giants, and its solution has been to draft legislation which it claims will help level the playing field by requiring the big tech players to compensate news media for the use of their content.

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