Archive for Digital Updates – 2021

Google Defends Anti-Competitive Behavior
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Google Defends Anti-Competitive Behavior

Nearly 65 percent of all Google searches end without a user going to a different website, according to a report by Rand Fishkin. The Alliance’s White Paper further detailed ... Read More
Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Re-Introduced
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Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Re-Introduced

On March 12, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law held a hearing about “Saving the Free and Diverse Press” by reviving ... Read More
Alliance Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to the Copyright Act
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Alliance Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to the Copyright Act

On March 5, the News Media Alliance submitted comments to Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) regarding his proposed Digital Copyright Act of 2021 (DCA) discussion draft, ... Read More
Maryland Senate Passes a Bill Exempting News Publishers from Digital Ad Tax
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Maryland Senate Passes a Bill Exempting News Publishers from Digital Ad Tax

On March 5, the Maryland Senate passed a bill that would exempt news publishers from the state’s recently adopted digital advertising tax. Introduced in early-February, ... Read More
Australia Passes Bargaining Code
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Australia Passes Bargaining Code

On February 25, both houses of the Australian Parliament passed the News Media Bargaining Code. It passed with several last-minute amendments that include more negotiation time before ... Read More
Microsoft Joins Coalition to Compensate News Publishers
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Microsoft Joins Coalition to Compensate News Publishers

On February 22, Microsoft announced that it would join forces with European publishers to have platforms pay for news content throughout Europe. They plan to model ... Read More
Microsoft Joins Coalition to Tackle Misinformation
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Microsoft Joins Coalition to Tackle Misinformation

On February 22, Microsoft announced that it would join forces with tech and media companies to form a coalition aimed at addressing disinformation and “developing technical standards ... Read More
Facebook Strikes Deal, Will Reinstate News in Australia
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Facebook Strikes Deal, Will Reinstate News in Australia

On February 22, Facebook announced it had reached an agreement with the Australian government to keep news on its platform. The announcement appeared as an ... Read More
Facebook Blocks Australian News
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Facebook Blocks Australian News

On February 17, Facebook announced it would prevent users and publishers from “sharing or viewing Australian and international news content.” This means Australian news publishers ... Read More
European Union Moves Closer to Adopting the ePrivacy Regulation
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European Union Moves Closer to Adopting the ePrivacy Regulation

On February 10, the European Union took a decisive step towards adopting the proposed ePrivacy Regulation as the European Council reached a compromise on its ... Read More
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