Big Tech Isn’t Stealing News Publishers’ Content

It’s Stealing Their Money.

A row of newspaper boxes on a lonely sidewalk; their windows are filled with the ‘falling binary’ Matrix waterfall effect.

Governments around the world — Australia, France, Brazil, and now Canada —have fallen in love with the idea of creating a pseudo-copyright system that requires tech companies to pay license fees to news publishers when their users quote the news.

These governments start from the (correct) premise that a vigorous, independent…



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