Google threatens to remove search engine Australia

If the new law goes into effect, the Google search engine from Australia might be threatened.

Vice president of Google Australia and New Zealand, Mel Silva, recently stated to Australia’s Senate Economics Legislation Committee that if this version of the Code were to become law, they wouldn’t have any genuine choice except quitting Google Search making available in Australia.

So, Google is taking steps to pull search engine from a whole country, Australia, if a proposed law goes live, that will compel Google to pay news publishers.

Mel Silva added in her statement that they needed to finish up after looking at the legislation in detail, they do not see way, with the operational and financial risks, that they could keep providing service in Australia.

For quite a long time, the company has been campaigning against Australia’s plan. The company claims that the country is attempting to make it pay to display snippets and links to news stories in Google Search. It is not only for news stories highlighted in spots like Google News, saying it would set an untenable precedent for the digital economy and the business. With how search engines work, it doesn’t offer support. 

The response from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison came so quickly that they respond to threats. He added that Australia creates their rules for things you can do in Australia, and that’s done in our Parliament by the government, and it’s the way of work in Australia.

Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission drafted the law. The ACCC appeared to recommended in August that this shouldn’t influence Google’s search business. Google says that it won’t be needed to charge Australians for the use of its free services, including YouTube and Google Search, except if it decides to do as such. Its clear that Google disagrees with this idea.

In Silva’s full statement, Google clarifies that it would prefer to pay publishers regularly for its Google News items. Australia didn’t assume stop, however. The ACCC accepts the proposed law addresses a significant bargaining power irregularity between Google and Facebook and Australian news media.