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Latest Articles

 
Copyright Office to Modernize Newspaper Archives
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Copyright Office to Modernize Newspaper Archives

We are very pleased that the Copyright Office has published its proposed rules for the transition from microfilm to PDF format for newspaper copyright registrations. These rules will also guide mandatory deposits for preservation with the Library of Congress ... Read More
Rolling Back Outdated Rules Will Encourage Needed Investment in Local News
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Rolling Back Outdated Rules Will Encourage Needed Investment in Local News

The News Media Alliance has long advocated for the repeal of the 1975 ban on cross-ownership between a broadcast television or radio station and a newspaper in the same market. Investment is necessary to sustain quality journalism; therefore, we have sought to roll back these outdated regulations ... Read More
FCC Reauthorization Bill Doesn't Address Cross-Ownership
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FCC Reauthorization Bill Doesn’t Address Cross-Ownership

While we applaud Chairman Blackburn in proposing such language, we are disappointed the bill was passed without addressing the cross-ownership rule ... Read More
124 Members of Congress Oppose Tax on Advertising
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124 Members of Congress Oppose Tax on Advertising

A bipartisan group of 124 House Members signed a letter in support of preserving the impact of advertising on the economy ... Read More
Cross-Ownership Ban Gives Platforms Unfair Advantage
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Cross-Ownership Ban Gives Platforms Unfair Advantage

The cross-ownership ban also prevents newspapers from receiving the investment they need to be able to compete against the social media giants, who are free to invest, acquire and merge at will ... Read More
Introduction of Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act
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Introduction of Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act

“We are pleased by yesterday’s bipartisan introduction of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, which would establish a Copyright Register who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate ... Read More
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