New research shows that the 2023 Canadian link tax has already failed – just like all the others – Walled Culture

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"One aspect of the failure is the introduction of a so-called “Link Tax”. The idea is that when sites like Google and Facebook post links to articles on news sites, they should pay for the privilege of sending traffic there. This is not just an absurd proposal in itself, it is one that has already failed – twice – in Spain and Germany. Despite that fact, Canada went ahead and introduced its own link tax in August 2023. More details of how that happened are found a couple of blog posts from 2022 and 2023...."


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05/24/2024, 10:16

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05/24/2024, 06:16