Indonesia media groups push for law to make Big Tech pay for content

JAKARTA • Indonesian media groups are pushing for a draft regulation to make news aggregators pay publishers for displayed content, in a move to support the domestic news industry.

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

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2021, with the headline 'Indonesia media groups push for law to make Big Tech pay for content'. Subscribe