Facebook will restore news pages in Australia after the government agreed to change a proposed law forcing tech companies to pay publishers for news content. The new law would force Google and Facebook to pay Australian news publishers for stories with terms of a deal set by a third party, had they not been able to negotiate payout agreements with local publishers themselves. Google agreed to follow the law after striking a deal with the nation's biggest publishers. Facebook protested and yanked news content from its site in Australia last Thursday. The Australian government relented to the pressure and agreed to changes to some of the terms within its new media code. Campbell Brown, Facebook's vice president of news, said in a statement, "After...
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Facebook Restores News Content After Brokering Deal With Australian Regulators