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Australia says no further Facebook, Google amendments as final vote nears

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Australia will not alter legislation that would make Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google pay news outlets for content, a senior lawmaker said on Monday, as Canberra neared a final vote on whether to pass the bill into law.

Australia and the tech giants have been in a stand-off over the legislation widely seen as setting a global precedent.

Other countries, including Canada and Britain, have already expressed interest in taking some sort of similar action...

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