Big Tech in Indonesia may start paying news outlets for content

The new regulation requires aggregators such as Google and Facebook to negotiate fees with publishers.
The new regulation requires aggregators such as Google and Facebook to negotiate fees with publishers.PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Indonesian media groups are pushing for a draft regulation to make news aggregators pay publishers for displayed content, a regulation meant to support the domestic news industry.

Sources told The Jakarta Post that the new regulation was based on Australia's News Media Bargaining Code - the first law of its kind in the world - passed in February this year. The law requires aggregators such as Google and Facebook to negotiate fees with publishers.

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