How a ‘link tax’ could hurt, not help news publishers

Michael Geist, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, said a link tax rule could further damage the hurting news media industry if tech companies like Google and Facebook change their policies to opt out of link sharing, in turn diverting valuable page visits away from publishers. “If implemented, it is entirely possible, if not likely, that the [link tax] will actually hurt the industry, not help it,” he said.

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