Indian Government Plans to Make Tech Giants Pay for Using News Publishers’ Content

The Indian government is planning to make Big Tech companies such as Meta, Google, Apple, and Microsoft, among others, pay Indian publishers – newspaper and digital platforms – for using their content on their respective platforms.

If implemented, the new law will force Big Tech companies to pay digital news publishers a share of the revenue earned via using their original content. Such a revenue-sharing model between internet companies and news publishers will be built along the ones prevalent in Australia and parts of European Union.