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News Media Alliance Outlines Policy Objectives to Biden-Harris Transition Team
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News Media Alliance Outlines Policy Objectives to Biden-Harris Transition Team

The News Media Alliance today sent recommendations to President-Elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’s transition team outlining policy positions on regulations and existing laws that deter investment and limit growth in the news media industry ... Read More
House of Lords Calls on UK Government to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Journalism
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House of Lords Calls on UK Government to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Journalism

On November 27, the Select Committee on Communications and Digital of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom published a report titled “Breaking News? The Future of UK Journalism.” The comprehensive report outlines the UK news media landscape before making multiple recommendations, ranging from building media literacy to improving ... Read More
UK Government to Develop a Code of Conduct and Establish a Digital Markets Unit to Regulate Online Platforms
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UK Government to Develop a Code of Conduct and Establish a Digital Markets Unit to Regulate Online Platforms

On November 27, the UK Government released its responses to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) study on online platforms and digital advertising, published in July 2020. In its response, the Government accepted the CMA’s findings and recommendations and committed itself to the introduction of an enforceable code of conduct ... Read More
Google Compensating Some French Publishers
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Google Compensating Some French Publishers

On November 19, Google entered into a copyright agreement with six French publishers to compensate them for their content. The agreement comes after a court ordered Google to begin negotiations with French publishers to pay them for the use of publishers’ work product. This news comes as Google continues to ... Read More
Big Tech Says Publishers Keep Majority of Ad Revenue, But Experience Suggests Otherwise
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Big Tech Says Publishers Keep Majority of Ad Revenue, But Experience Suggests Otherwise

While the straight revenue share between Google AdSense and publishers was clearly tilted in favor of the publishers, Google AdSense has become le­ss relevant for publishers who sell through Google Ad Manager, an opaque marketplace. And Google benefits significantly more from that relationship than do publishers ... Read More
FCC Nominee Grilled on Section 230
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FCC Nominee Grilled on Section 230

On November 10, Nathan Simington, Trump’s nominee to replace FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, was questioned by Senators at a nominations hearing. Nathan Simington is a Senior Adviser at the National Telecommunications and Information Association, which petitioned the FCC for rulemaking on clarifying Section 230. Senators questioned Simington about his role ... Read More
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