Facebook – Making Google, Facebook pay for news is the right thing to do
Note to Readers: Our disappearing headlines, Feb. 4
The open letter in the Feb. 4 Star prompted me to write to my MP. The news about Canadian newspapers closing down and journalists’ jobs disappearing has concerned me for some time.
I’m very encouraged the government is preparing legislation to force Google and Facebook to pay for news obtained at no cost from other sources.
Surely, appropriate and effective legislation can move ahead promptly, given we can learn from the Australian example. This is not uncharted territory.