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Ads: Support a #SafeHarbor4News
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Ads: Support a #SafeHarbor4News

Your Community Could Lose Local News. Google and Facebook take 90 percent of all digitaladvertising revenue growth –revenue that news publishersneed to invest in continuing todeliver the news ... Read More
Google Continues Attack on ACCC News Bargaining Code
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Google Continues Attack on ACCC News Bargaining Code

On September 13, Google released its latest statement about its grievances with Australia’s newest proposed regulation to compensate news publishers. While Google again claims that they “simply help people find what they’re looking for on the internet,” their use and abuse of news publishers’ content is well documented. Google claims ... Read More
ACCC to Examine App Store Competition
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ACCC to Examine App Store Competition

On September 8, the ACCC announced that it is opening an investigation into “the extent of competition between Google and Apple’s app stores.” They will be informed by Australian consumers, developers, suppliers, and others’ experiences with the app stores. Because apps have become essential for many businesses and activities, the ACCC wants ... Read More
Australian Treasurer Supports News, Condemns Facebook Threats
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Australian Treasurer Supports News, Condemns Facebook Threats

Following Facebook’s recent retaliation against the ACCC’s news media bargaining code, Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg refuses to back down, saying, “Australia makes laws that advance our national interest, and we won’t be responding to coercion or heavy-handed tactics, wherever they come from.” After the ACCC released its bargaining code, Facebook released a ... Read More
French Publishers Fail to Reach an Agreement with Google on Compensation
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French Publishers Fail to Reach an Agreement with Google on Compensation

According to news reports, Google and French news publishers failed to reach an agreement on compensation for the use of news content under the new Publishers’ Right adopted by the European Union last year. France is the first EU member country to have transposed the Publishers’ Right in national law ... Read More
Alliance Calls on Congress to Abrogate State Sovereign Immunity in Copyright Cases
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Alliance Calls on Congress to Abrogate State Sovereign Immunity in Copyright Cases

On September 2, the News Media Alliance filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office regarding state sovereign immunity in copyright suits. The Copyright Office is conducting a study into instances of state infringement of copyrights, in response to a request by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The ... Read More
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