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Microsoft, EU publishers seek Australia-style news payments – Sydney Morning Herald

Microsoft is teaming up with European publishers to push for a system to make big tech platforms pay for news, raising the stakes in the brewing battle led by Australia…

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The EUs internal market commissioner, Thierry Breton, expressed support for Australia, in the latest sign Facebooks move has backfired.
I think its very regrettable that a platform takes such decisions to protest against a countrys laws, Breton told EU lawmakers. Its up to the platforms to adapt to regulators, not the other way around, he said, adding that whats happening in Australia highlights an attitude that must change. Breton is leading the EUs sweeping overhaul of digital regulations aimed…

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