— 10 min read — A hot tech policy topic this year is whether internet services should pay news media companies for the news stories they carry on their platforms. A number of countries have previously passed laws with the intent of moving money from internet services to content publishers, but a new legislative proposal…
— 9 min read — Summary :- a reflection on sovereignty as a driver for internet regulation, even at the expense of convenience. I suggest it is more useful to look at the potential break-up of the global internet as a function of ‘Brexitisation’ rather than ‘Balkanization’.
— 9 min read — Summary:- I look at new UK rules on collecting sales tax as an example of regulation driving businesses to use platforms. Regulators prefer to deal with a small number of large intermediaries rather than enforce against many individuals.
— 20 min read — Summary :- I explore why people feel that tech company taxation is unfair, look at how current structures work, and describe possible alternative models for taxing digital services.