Public Policy

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The News Media Alliance diligently advocates on the pressing issues affecting today’s news media organizations, including monetization by the tech platforms, COVID-19 response and relief, technology policy and advancements, postal rates, journalist protection and free press issues, and other important issues that matter most to you.

As the media landscape becomes increasingly digital, it is critical that publishers find ways to monetize digital content and be fairly compensated for use of their digital content, including in search engines and for advertising sold against that content. The Alliance strongly supports safe harbor legislation that would allow news publishers to collectively negotiate with the platforms for this purpose.

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Policy Updates
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Policy Updates

On December 29, New York Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill that would have required electronic book publishers to issue licenses to state libraries on “reasonable terms.” … Read More
News Media Alliance Calls on U.S. Copyright Office to Recommend Further Measures to Clarify Law and Policies, Strengthen Publishers’ Existing Rights
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News Media Alliance Calls on U.S. Copyright Office to Recommend Further Measures to Clarify Law and Policies, Strengthen Publishers’ Existing Rights

On January 5, the News Media Alliance submitted additional comments to the Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, Shira Perlmutter, in response to a request for additional comments to assist it in the preparation of the “Publishers’ Protection Study.” … Read More
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Alliance Signs Onto Letter Urging Congress to Withdraw Subpoena for Photojournalists’ Records

On December 22, the Alliance signed on to a letter by the Reporters Committee to the congressional committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol. That congressional committee recently issued a subpoena to photojournalist Amy Harris … Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Supports AAP’s Suit to Protect Copyright
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Statement: News Media Alliance Supports AAP’s Suit to Protect Copyright

On December 9, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maryland to block legislation that would force publishers to license literary works to state libraries … Read More
News Media Alliance, National Newspaper Association Agree to Combine Forces on Postal, Public Policy
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News Media Alliance, National Newspaper Association Agree to Combine Forces on Postal, Public Policy

The News Media Alliance and National Newspaper Association, both long-standing newspaper advocacy organizations with Washington, D.C., area offices, have created a joint policy group to assist their members in the newspaper industry with postal issues and public policy … Read More
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Alliance Writes Letter Urging DC Council to Preserve First Amendment Protections

On November 30, the Alliance and seven other national and local associations sent a letter to the DC Council opposing an Amendment to DC’s anti-SLAPP law under consideration. The Attorney General of DC Karl Racine requested an Amendment that the anti-SLAPP motion “shall not apply to any claim for relief … Read More

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