Archive for Digital Updates – 2019

In Lieu of Newspapers, Starbucks Begins Offering Free Digital News Access
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In Lieu of Newspapers, Starbucks Begins Offering Free Digital News Access

Starbucks announced on October 1 that, in lieu of selling print newspapers in their stores, they will instead offer free digital access to several news ... Read More
Google Refusing to Pay Publishers in France following the Implementation of the EU Copyright Directive
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Google Refusing to Pay Publishers in France following the Implementation of the EU Copyright Directive

Google has opted out of paying publishers in France for news results in Google Search, an executive announced on September 25. France, which is the ... Read More
House Judiciary Begins Antitrust Investigation Into Google Parent Alphabet
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House Judiciary Begins Antitrust Investigation Into Google Parent Alphabet

The House Judiciary Committee on September 13 informed Alphabet CEO Larry Page that the company was under investigation regarding competition in digital markets. Page, whose ... Read More
News Media Alliance Requests Germany to Extend the EU Publishers’ Right to Non-EU Publishers during Implementation
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News Media Alliance Requests Germany to Extend the EU Publishers’ Right to Non-EU Publishers during Implementation

On September 6, the News Media Alliance joined four other news media organizations to request the German Government to extend the protections created by Article ... Read More
Alliance Hosts Congressional Fly-In to Advocate for Passage of the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act
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Alliance Hosts Congressional Fly-In to Advocate for Passage of the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act

On Tuesday, September 10, the Alliance is hosting a Congressional fly-in to advocate for the passage of the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act.” Executives representing ... Read More
DOJ, FTC Initiate Antitrust Investigations Into Tech Platforms
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DOJ, FTC Initiate Antitrust Investigations Into Tech Platforms

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested that Alphabet, the parent company of Google, turn over all information they have related to previous antitrust investigations ... Read More
House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Data Privacy and Tech Competition
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House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Data Privacy and Tech Competition

On Thursday, September 12, the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 3: The Role of Data ... Read More
State Attorneys General Join Together in a Major Antitrust Probe of Google and Facebook
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State Attorneys General Join Together in a Major Antitrust Probe of Google and Facebook

On September 6, the New York Attorney General announced that New York is leading a bipartisan, multistate investigation of Facebook’s dominant role in the digital ... Read More
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
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