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Old 22nd February 2021, 09:58 AM   #202
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Governments need to enact legislation to deal with these powerful international companies.
Why? What activity are you trying to discourage?

When operating as intended, search engines, etc are a service that benefits everyone. They benefit the media sites by sending the, traffic interested in their content and they benefit consumers by helping them find what they are looking for.

Yes, if they cross certain lines it can be a problem and some things do need to be regulated, but what specific need do these regulations address?

Originally Posted by Darat View Post

It’s akin to the EU wide decisions against MS and the like.
The EU decision against MS was targeting specific business practices that undermined competitive markets. What similarities do you see in these Australian laws?
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