Govt Wants Tech Majors To Pay News Companies For Content


To force tech companies to split income with news publishers for using the latter’s original content, the government is considering regulating action through amendments to IT legislation.

The Indian government wants to force large tech companies like Google, Meta, Apple, Twitter, and Amazon pay Indian newspapers and digital news publishers for utilising their original content, following similar actions in Australia and the European Union.

According to Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the government intends to secure this by regulatory interventions, which will be made feasible by amendments to the country’s current IT legislation.

According to Chandrasekhar, the market dominance of tech giants disadvantages Indian media enterprises, hence the matter is being carefully considered in light of new norms and legislation.According to the report, this is the government’s first remark on the subject.

Due to a surge in the usage of smartphones and the internet globally, global digital and social media platforms have reaped significant rewards, with rising profits and viewership.Publishers of news and media organisations contend that the original material they produce and pay for has contributed to some of this increase.

According to the government, the emergence of a small number of tech brands has led to the consolidation of market dominance, which has weakened original content producers’ negotiating leverage.”The press publishers have absolutely no negotiating power, and this needs to be addressed through legislation.We take this seriously”, Chandrasekhar told us.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has been contacted about the issue by the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA) and the Indian Newspaper Society (INS). The publishers’ associations have accused Google of abusing its dominant position by placing onerous conditions on media companies.

Found this article interesting? Follow BG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to read more exclusive content we post.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Latest news

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G With 6.6-Inch Infinity-V Display, 5,000mAh Battery Launched

Samsung has not yet revealed the Galaxy A23 5G's price or availability. The South Korean electronics giant today quietly unveiled...

LG Ultra Tab With 10.35-Inch Display, Snapdragon 680 SoC Launched

The 7,040mAh battery in the LG Ultra Tab supports 25W rapid charging. Although LG, a South Korean multinational company, may...

OnePlus 10T Glacier Mat Case With Sustainable Circulation Cooling, Bumper Case Sandstone Launched In India

Table of ContentsOnePlus 10T Glacier Mat Case, Bumper Case Sandstone, Tempered Glass price in India A tempered glass for the...

Nokia 110 (2022) With 1,000mAh Battery Launched In India

Table of ContentsNokia 110 (2022) priceNokia 110 (2022) specifications The Nokia 110 (2022) comes pre-loaded with games like Snake and...

Latest Updates

Must read

How To Make Corrections In A YouTube Video After It Is Uploaded

After a movie or clip is uploaded, YouTube's new...

Koo Partners With Telangana Government, To Open Development Centre In Hyderabad

To reach more non-English speakers in the state, Koo...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x