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We applaud today’s overwhelming House passage of H.R. 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act which would, within the Copyright Office, establish a Copyright Register who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate ... Read More
The Newspaper Association of America (NAA) applauds today's Senate confirmation of Carla Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress. Dr. Hayden's experience leading the American Library Association and her work with the Chicago Public Library will be a valuable asset in heading our nation's Library. The Librarian of Congress is ... Read More
NAA applauds the introduction of the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2016, introduced by Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), which would create a small claims court for copyright matters and aid individual creators and small businesses in the enforcement of their copyrighted works. This legislation will be particularly ... Read More
There is an inarguable need to preserve our nation's historical record, and The Library of Congress helps our industry do just that by cataloging our editions and maintaining our nation's history. However, the Library still requires 405 newspapers to submit their editions in microfilm, a preservation format that few use today. Not only ... Read More
The IRS is proposing a change to its rules to determine who the taxpayer is under Section 199 of the Tax Code for the purpose of claiming a deduction for printing and other manufacturing costs. We have long-argued for the manufacturing deduction and successfully fought to have advertising revenue included as an ... Read More
NAA Senior VP/Public Policy Paul Boyle provided oral testimony at the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on"Broadcast Ownership in the 21st Century" on September 25, 2015. NAA also submitted written testimony. The Executive Summary from the testimony appears below, with a link to view a pdf of the ... Read More