BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — Google Inc. today published an article on its official blog, “How Google Supports Journalism,” in response to a recent draft of the News Media Bargaining Regulations released by The Australian authorities. Google has made it clear that it has no objection to Australian regulations to monitor relationships between news organizations and digital platforms, and it has reached an agreement with news organizations to pay publishers for content usage through a licensing scheme that has been joined by several Australian publishers.
Google responded to the blog post.
But Google says it cannot agree with a law that is completely impractical in terms of products and business, and many have called for changes to the current draft media bargaining rules. Google also answered six questions in its blog post, including how Google uses news content, whether news sites can choose to appear or how it appears in search results, whether Google values news content, why news queries make up only a small portion of search queries, how Google funds its news media business, and whether Google draws revenue from news publishers.