Archive for Digital Updates – 2020

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 ... 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 ... Read More
Senator Cantwell Releases Report on Challenges to Local Journalism
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Senator Cantwell Releases Report on Challenges to Local Journalism

On October 27, Senator Maria Cantrell (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released a report on threats to local news in today’s digital landscape. It ... Read More
Canadian Publishers Call for Compensation
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Canadian Publishers Call for Compensation

On October 21, News Media Canada released a statement on behalf of Canada’s news publishers calling on Parliament to address Google and Facebook’s excessive market power. Because ... Read More
DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Google
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DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Google

On October 20, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and 11 state Attorneys General filed a lawsuit against Google in the District Court for the District of Columbia ... Read More
FCC to Interpret Section 230
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FCC to Interpret Section 230

On October 15, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement saying that “the FCC has the legal authority to interpret Section 230” and the FCC will ... Read More
Justice Thomas Wants to Limit Section 230
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Justice Thomas Wants to Limit Section 230

On October 13, the Supreme Court denied cert to a case implicating Section 230, but Justice Thomas released a statement stressing the importance of walking back the ... Read More
Google Excludes Australia from News Showcase in Latest ACCC Retaliation
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Google Excludes Australia from News Showcase in Latest ACCC Retaliation

Google is delaying Australia’s inclusion in its latest news resource, after the ACCC announced its mandatory news media bargaining code requiring Google to fairly compensate news publishers ... Read More
French Court Requires Google to Negotiate with News Publishers
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French Court Requires Google to Negotiate with News Publishers

On October 8, a French appeals court ruled against Google, requiring them to negotiate with news publishers to pay them for their content. Prior to ... Read More
House Antitrust Subcommittee Releases Report on Big Tech
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House Antitrust Subcommittee Releases Report on Big Tech

House Antitrust Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) and the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law concluded their year-long, bipartisan investigation of big tech’s market ... Read More
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