Brazil’s “Remuneration Right” will strengthen Big Tech and Big Media

EFF’s Brazilian content regulation banner: A stylized yellow-and-green Brazilian flag with a laptop in the middle; its yellow bars turn into arms that penetrate the laptop’s screen, terminating in grasping claws. Image: EFF CC BY 3.0

Brazil’s new “fake news” law raises many concerns, but one of the least-understood and most dangerous is the Remuneration Right, a “link tax” that requires tech platforms to pay for the inclusion of text snippets when their users link to news articles:



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