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Facebook will be restoring press content to its platforms in Australia in the coming days. This announcement follows an agreement with the government requiring newspaper publishers to go through longer negotiations before the intervention of an independent arbitrator. Despite this change, the future Australian law still remains more favorable to publishers than the neighboring right set up by the EU Copyright Directive.
Facebook announced last night that it has reached a satisfactory agreement with the Australian administration. As a result, press content will again be available on its platforms from Sidney to Canberra « within the next few days ». « We’re pleased that we’ve been able to reach an agreement with the Australian government and appreciate the constructive discussions we’ve had with Treasurer Frydenberg and Minister Fletcher over the past week » said William Easton, Facebook Australia managing director. « Going forward, the government has clarified we will retain…
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