Info and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra made a powerful pitch for Huge tech aggregators to share part of their income with publishers of digital information, who generate unique content material.
In a message despatched to the Digital Information Publishers Affiliation (DNPA) convention on Friday, Chandra mentioned Australia, Canada, France and European Union have already taken the initiative via their legislatures and strengthened their competitors commissions to make sure a good cut up of income among the many creators of reports content material and the aggregators.
“For the expansion of the information trade, it is crucial that the digital information platform of all these publishers that are the creators of unique content material get a fair proportion of the income from the Huge Tech platforms which act as an aggregator of the content material created by others,” he mentioned in a message to the DNPA convention.
Chandra mentioned that post-COVID, there have been points concerning the monetary well being of not simply the digital information trade, but additionally the print information trade.
“It’s clear that if the standard information trade continues to be negatively impacted, the way forward for journalism, our fourth pillar, can also be hit. Thus, this can be a query of journalism and credible content material as effectively,” he mentioned.
Chandra mentioned the standard information trade has a historical past of service to the nation.
“I perceive that they’ve in place ample programs of checks and balances to make sure that right and factual information flows out and are a superb instance of our said coverage of self-regulation,” he mentioned.
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