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Google Threatens to Stop Search in Australia Over Paid-News Legislation

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Patrick Frater Asia Bureau ChiefA senior Google executive on Friday told the Australian government that it would stop offering its search functions in the country if legislation forcing it to pay for news goes ahead unchanged.The threat was made by Google Australia MD Mel Silva at a senate committee hearing. “Coupled with the unmanageable financial and operational risk if this version of the (proposed law) were to become law, it would give us no real choice but to stop making Google Search available in Australia,” he said.

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