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UPDATED: Gov. launches Online News Act, will mandate bargaining between outlets and web giants for compensation

News | 04/05/2022 1:06 pm EDT
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New legislation from the Government of Canada will mandate negotiations between news organizations and global web giants like Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.‘s Google, in order to establish commercial deals for the sharing of news content, to be backstopped by final offer arbitration from the CRTC. News organizations will be able to bargain collectively under the act. 

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