New Zealand eyes new law to require Google, Meta to pay for local news content

Asian Tech Press (Dec 5) -- New Zealand will introduce a new law requiring tech giants such as Google and Meta Platforms Inc. to pay for local news content.

New Zealand will introduce a new law to charge tech giants for using local news content, estimated at between $30 million and $50 million, following the lead of Australia and Canada, according to The New Zealand Herald.

Under the new law, big digital platforms like Google and Meta will have to pay to share local news content reported by New Zealand news media on their platforms.

Broadcasting Minister Willie Jackson said the new legislation would follow similar laws in Australia and Canada, and that the United Kingdom and the European Union are considering similar measures.

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