Google is fighting against Australian legislation to pay news publishers while signing an agreement to pay French publishers. What’s the difference?
(26 Jan 2021) Search Engine Journal has been reporting on the ongoing fight between Google and Australia regarding the News Media Bargaining Code.
Confusion ensued when Google continued to disagree with pending legislation that would force them to pay Australian publishers for the pleasure of showcasing their content in the SERPs, while simultaneously signing a deal to pay French publishers for their content.
However, when you look at the two agreements side by side, there is a clear difference.
Search Engine Journals has its analysis in full here.