I&B minister says big tech companies should share revenue with digital news publishers to grow industry

Broadcasting and Information Minister Apurva Chandra has strongly urged major tech aggregators to share a portion of their revenue with digital news publishers who create original content. .

In a message to the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA) conference on Friday, Chandra said Australia, Canada, France and the European Union have proactively passed their legislatures. them and increase competitive commissions to ensure fair revenue sharing among creators. of news content and collections.

“For the growth of the news industry, it is important that the digital news platforms of all these publishers, the creators of original content, receive a fair share of the revenue from big technology the platform acts as an aggregator of content created by others,” he said in a message to the DNPA conference.

Chandra says that post-COVIDThere have been problems regarding the financial health of not only the digital news industry but also the print news industry.

“It is clear that if the traditional news industry continues to be negatively impacted, the future of journalism, our fourth pillar, will also suffer. So this is a question of journalism and trustworthy content as well,” he said.

Chandra said the traditional news industry has a history of serving the nation.

“I understand that they have proper checks and balances in place to ensure that accurate and true news is delivered and is a prime example of the stated self-regulatory policy,” he said. ours”.

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