Archive for Digital Updates – 2019

The Alliance Responds to Facebook’s Reported News Content Licensing Plans
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The Alliance Responds to Facebook’s Reported News Content Licensing Plans

On August 9, the News Media Alliance released a statement following reports that Facebook is planning to license content from news publishers, including headlines and ... Read More
House Leaders Call for the Removal of Section 230 from USMCA
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House Leaders Call for the Removal of Section 230 from USMCA

On August 6, the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) sent a letter ... Read More
NMA and CNPA Calls on Californian Lawmakers to Amend CCPA
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NMA and CNPA Calls on Californian Lawmakers to Amend CCPA

On August 6, the News Media Alliance and the California News Publishers Association asked news publishers to support amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act ... Read More
Representative DeSaulnier Calls Attention to the Demise of Local News
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Representative DeSaulnier Calls Attention to the Demise of Local News

On July 31, Representative Mark DeSaulnier, one of the co-sponsors of H.R. 2054, the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act,” participated in a panel on the ... Read More
Senate Holds a Copyright Office Oversight Hearing, Plans Roundtables on Office Modernization
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Senate Holds a Copyright Office Oversight Hearing, Plans Roundtables on Office Modernization

On July 30, the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee held a U.S. Copyright Office oversight hearing with the recently appointed Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple as ... Read More
EU Court Holds Websites Jointly Liable for Data Privacy Violations when Using Social Widgets
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EU Court Holds Websites Jointly Liable for Data Privacy Violations when Using Social Widgets

On July 29, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) found that website operators are liable for data protection violations that arise from ... Read More
Support a Safe Harbor for News Publishers to Negotiate a Fairer Deal with Online Platforms
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Support a Safe Harbor for News Publishers to Negotiate a Fairer Deal with Online Platforms

On July 29, the Alliance asked our members to publish an op-ed and to reach out to their Members of Congress during the recess to ... Read More
House Republicans Introduce Legislation to Amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
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House Republicans Introduce Legislation to Amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

On July 26, Representatives Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Mark Meadows (R-NC), and Steve King (R-IA) introduced a bill that would amend Section 230 of the Communications ... Read More
The Alliance Applauds the Findings of the Australian Digital Platforms Inquiry
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The Alliance Applauds the Findings of the Australian Digital Platforms Inquiry

On July 26, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published its long-awaited report on the impact of the dominant online platforms and aggregators on ... Read More
FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion and Imposes Other Restrictions
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FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion and Imposes Other Restrictions

On June 24, the Federal Trade Commission imposed a $5 billion penalty on Facebook, marking the largest penalty ever imposed on a U.S. company for ... Read More
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