The quantity of funding non-public broadcasters will get by the federal government’s $100-million take care of Google can be restricted — with a good decrease cap for the CBC — a federal authorities supply confirms.
The supply, who spoke on the situation of anonymity to debate issues not but made public, confirmed a report within the Globe and Mail on the ultimate rules for the Online News Act, that are being revealed at present.
Google agreed final month to contribute $100 million a yr, fastened to inflation, to Canadian news publishers, in a deal that had the Liberal authorities bending to the tech large’s calls for after it threatened to take away news hyperlinks from its search engine.
As a outcome Google can be exempt from the laws, which compels tech firms to enter into compensation agreements with news publishers for linking to their content material, if it generates income for these digital giants.
Google will as an alternative enter right into a single collective bargaining group that can function a media fund.
A Google spokesperson says the corporate believes the legislation is “fundamentally flawed,” however happy it was capable of finding “a viable path to exemption in the final regulations.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Dec. 15, 2023.
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