A spokeswoman for Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said Canadians will not be intimidated and called it disappointing that Google is borrowing from Meta’s playbook. The new Online News Act requires digital giants such as Google and Meta, which owns Facebook, to negotiate deals that would compensate Canadian media companies for republishing their content on their platforms.
What’s going on Canada?
The linked article makes the policy sound halfway reasonable, it makes sense to me that republishing whole articles or large excerpts should involve compensation. But it seems like it’s way more insane and would perhaps even require Lemmy.ca to pay newspapers just for exactly something like this post: a link and a quote.