Search company Google has reiterated its objection to the proposed Australian mandatory news media code, repeating that it would put on hold any plans to implement its so-called news showcase in Australia until the matter of the code is resolved.
Google's bid to mollify publishers in France by offering to strike a deal to pay them for their news has been upstaged by an appeals court ordering the search company to open talks with publishers to use their content.
Google has held out a nice, juicy carrot overnight, hoping that Australia will bite and agree to the terms that it wants for the media code that is being negotiated with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Hey, was there ever a full report/followup released?
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