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The News/Media Alliance diligently advocates on the pressing issues affecting today’s news and magazine publishers, including monetization by the tech platforms. 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 legislation that would allow news publishers to collectively negotiate with the platforms for this purpose.

The Alliance also advocates for state and federal public policies that allow media publishers to deliver trusted and valued content to readers and to generate jobs and growth for the national and local economies, including technology policy and advancements, postal rates, journalist protection and free press issues, and other important issues that matter most to you.

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Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Allow Publishers Register Online Content
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Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Allow Publishers Register Online Content

The new rule applies to news websites, and will become applicable immediately. The rule is based on the same application as the pre-existing group registration option for newspapers – which the Alliance played an important role in developing prior to its adoption in 2018 – including the registration fee … Read More
News/Media Alliance Applauds the Copyright Office for Modernizing Registration of Online News Content, Protecting Investments in Vital Public Services
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News/Media Alliance Applauds the Copyright Office for Modernizing Registration of Online News Content, Protecting Investments in Vital Public Services

The News/Media Alliance commends the U.S. Copyright Office for today adopting the rule on group registration of updates to news websites … Read More
News/Media Alliance Statement: Wrongful Conviction of Wall Street Journal Reporter in Russia
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News/Media Alliance Statement: Wrongful Conviction of Wall Street Journal Reporter in Russia

The News/Media Alliance joins The Wall Street Journal and the broader journalism industry in condemning the wrongful conviction of journalist Evan Gershkovich to 16 years in a Russian prison … Read More
Member Webinar: Copyright Registration Tutorial: Part 2 of 2
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Member Webinar: Copyright Registration Tutorial: Part 2 of 2

Later this month, the Copyright Office is expected to make registration of publisher website content easier than ever by adopting its proposed Rule on Group Registration of Updates to News Websites. Join News/Media Alliance on August 13 to learn all about this new rule and how to start registering and … Read More
Pennsylvania Adopts Stronger Anti-SLAPP Law
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Pennsylvania Adopts Stronger Anti-SLAPP Law

On July 17th, Governor Shapiro of Pennsylvania signed into law H.B. 1466 which provides Pennsylvania with stronger protections against SLAPP lawsuits that are designed to prevent an individual or organization from exercising their First Amendment rights … Read More
Moody v. NetChoice, LLC
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Moody v. NetChoice, LLC

The Court considered whether the Florida and Texas state laws regulating large internet platforms violated the First Amendment. In a 9-0 decision the judgments of the Eleventh and Fifth Circuit are vacated and remanded. Decided on July 1, 2024 … Read More

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