Centre Aims to make Big Tech pay for using content of News Publishers

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The Indian government is planning to make Big Tech pay publishers for using their content on their respective platforms

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As other countries aim to create a revenue-sharing bridge between internet companies like Google and Facebook and digital news publishers.

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According to Minister of State for IT and Electronics,

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Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the government is mulling revision in IT laws to effect this change.

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"The market power on digital advertising that is currently being exercised by the Big Tech majors, which places Indian media companies at a position of disadvantage,

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"The market power on digital advertising that is currently being exercised by the Big Tech majors, which places Indian media companies at a position of disadvantage,

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If implemented, the new law will force Big Tech companies to pay digital news publishers a share of the revenue earned via using their original content.

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