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A French court rules that Google must pay for news

Friday 09 October, 2020

The Paris Court of Appeal has confirmed that Google must negotiate with French publishers for the use of their news content.
 
In a decision that could have worldwide implications, the court upheld an earlier order given by Frances’s competition authority in April when regulators had argued that Google must negotiate payments under a “neighbouring rights” law that was adopted by the EU in 2019.
 

Hey Google! Show us the money

Monday 14 September, 2020

Comment from Peter Saxon. 

Google responds to the ACCC draft code

Monday 17 August, 2020

Google has responded to the proposed draft mandatory code released by the ACCC.

The code would allow Australian media to bargain with Google and Facebook to quickly secure fair payment for news content

Managing Director, Mel Silva, on behalf of Google Australia published the following open letter.
 

CRA says ACCC draft code is a step in the right direction

Monday 03 August, 2020

 CRA says the release of the ACCC draft mandatory code of conduct to govern agreements between tech giants and Australian media companies is “an important step forward”.

Commercial radio supports licensing-based revenue sharing with Facebook and Google

Tuesday 09 June, 2020

Commercial Radio Australia says a collective licensing-fee arrangement would provide the best framework to enable commercial radio broadcasters to share in the ad revenue that Google and Facebook generate from radio-created content.
 

The traffic has substantial value: Google's Mel Silva addresses mandatory code

Wednesday 06 May, 2020

Google Australia's Managing Director Mel Silva has responded to the latest fall out from the Digital Platforms Inquiry, which will mandate that Google must pay fees to media companies for their journalism. 

Australian radio partners with Google #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019
CRA has made a third announcement at the opening of this year's Radio Alive conference, revealing a new partnership with Google to make it simple and easy for listeners to find and listen to live streams of local Australian radio stations on Google Nest devices.

The partnership between industry body Commercial Radio Australia and Google will make more than 300 Australian AM, FM and DAB+ digital radio stations easily accessible on Google Nest devices, including Nest Home, Nest Mini, Nest Max and Nest Hub Max via voice command.

Google search changes will better recognize original reporting: Richard Gingras

Thursday 19 September, 2019

Google plans to give more prominence to original journalism in its news searches, according to the company's VP of News Richard Gingras.

Writing in a company blog last week, Gingras said Google is changing the way it displays search results to "better recognize original reporting, surface it more prominently in Search and ensure it stays there longer."

Talk to your speaker: voice controlled audio #RDAsia19

Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Smart speakers have been at the top of many Christmas gift lists for the last few years, and now spreading into new markets and in more languages. 

Where you once had to turn on a radio or search on your smart phone, you can simply ask your smart speaker to play your favourite station. 

Jaime Chaux is the Head of Digital for Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and discusses the key learnings he’s discovered to help you design your future in a voice controlled world.

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