THE Australian government has unveiled its plan to force tech giants such as Google and Facebook to pay news outlets for their content. Facebook and Google strongly oppose the proposal, even suggesting they could walk away from Australia’s news market. Frydenberg said the code of conduct – drafted by Australia’s competition regulator – would be debated by parliament. The code will initially focus on Google and Facebook but could be expanded to other tech companies, the treasurer said. (BBC) It could impose “substantial penalties” worth hundreds of millions of dollars on tech companies which fail to comply, he said. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the “world-leading” draft code of conduct aimed to give publishers “a level playing field to ensure a fair go.” Many news outlets have shut or shed jobs this year amid falling profits.
“UEFA’s member associations ratified two representatives of the European Club Association (ECA) to sit on the UEFA Executive Committee as full members for a four-year term of office: Andrea Agnelli (Juventus FC/Italy) and Ivan Gazidis (Arsenal FC/England).” UEFA’s official website stated.RelatedUEFA to Launch Third Tier European Competition Alongside Champions League and Europa LeagueDecember 3, 2018In “Europe”Čeferin To Return As UEFA PresidentNovember 10, 2018In “Europe”CAS: Manchester City 2-Year Champions League Ban OverturnedJuly 13, 2020In “England” Arsenal Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis has been officially appointed as a member of UEFA’s Executive Committee on a four-year term.Following UEFA’s 13th Extraordinary Congress in Geneza, Switzerland, Gazidis, and Chairman of Italian giants Juventus, Andrea Agnelli were “ratified” into the executive committee as representatives of the European Club Association (ECA).