Facebook and other social media sites are coming under attack, with new legal demands to pay for news content. This happened in Australia, and now California has the Journalism Preservation Act that would require payment of revenues against news content. It’s all about people wanting to have the links to their paid sites, or funded by ads, but then also payment from the linking site. Everyone always has their hands out to receive money from other people, and this is no different. It would likely hit on a number of the news aggregators as well, but would create a crazy patchwork of who, when, and where payments would have to go. Depending on the final bill, I might even have to stop linking to all of the news stories that I talk about on my show.

History suggests that it’s not an empty threat.

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