Italy to help publishers get paid by online giants for content - draft

5/8/2021 5:25:00 PM

Italy to help publishers get paid by online giants for content - draft

Italy to help publishers get paid by online giants for content - draft

ROME : Italy is set to adopt rules aimed at helping publishers obtain 'fair payment' from online giants that use their content, a draft decree seen by Reuters showed. The decree enacts European copyright legislation approved in 2019 to help publishing houses meet the competition from dominant internet pla

ROME : Italy is set to adopt rules aimed at helping publishers obtain"fair payment" from online giants that use their content, a draft decree seen by Reuters showed.The decree enacts European copyright legislation approved in 2019 to help publishing houses meet the competition from dominant internet players who erode their advertising revenue.

The European Union rules are aimed at pushing Google and other online platforms, such as Facebook, to sign licensing agreements with publishers and other content producers.Under the proposed legislation, which is still to be finalised, Italy's communications watchdog would be given powers to set criteria determining how much large web-based firms should pay for using publishers' content.

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The decree enacts European copyright legislation approved in 2019 to help publishing houses meet the competition from dominant internet players who erode their advertising revenue. The European Union rules are aimed at pushing Google and other online platforms, such as Facebook, to sign licensing agreements with publishers and other content producers.032 to lower the world record they set in Tuesday's heats, with the Danes an agonising 0. Under the proposed legislation, which is still to be finalised, Italy's communications watchdog would be given powers to set criteria determining how much large web-based firms should pay for using publishers' content.166 slower. This would give publishers a basis to negotiate better contractual terms. Advertisement Advertisement Italy's quartet of Ganna, Simone Consonni, Francesco Lamon and Jonathan Milan celebrated wildly at the finish, thumping their fists into their chests, after ending their country's long wait for an Olympic gold medal in the event since their record seventh in 1960. In the absence of an agreement, either of the two sides will be able appeal to the regulator to establish how much the online platforms should pay, the draft showed.96 billion expected by 10 analysts, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.

The decree also prevents online giants from blocking any content pending a negotiation with publishers. Denmark opened up what looked like being a decisive lead of almost a second but Italy were not done. The Danes then turned the screws to open up what looked like a decisive lead, and with less than four laps remaining their foursome of Lasse Norman Hansen, Niklas Larsen, Frederick Madsen and Rasmus Pedersen had a buffer of almost a second. The legislation is expected to be approved at a cabinet meeting on Thursday. It will need the backing of parliament before taking effect. Advertisement Advertisement Australia won the ride-off for bronze after New Zealand suffered a crash. (Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte and Elvira Pollina; Editing by Gavin Jones and Mike Harrison) Source: Reuters . With a lap remaining Denmark still had gold in their sights but it slipped away in the final 100 metres as Italy claimed a record-extending eighth title - and their first in over 60 years.