Archive for Digital Updates – February

ACCC Holds Public Hearing on News Media Bargaining Code
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ACCC Holds Public Hearing on News Media Bargaining Code

On February 1, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) hosted a public hearing to discuss the News Media Bargaining Code legislation and address concerns ... Read More
Ninth Circuit says First Amendment Does Not Apply to Big Tech
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Ninth Circuit says First Amendment Does Not Apply to Big Tech

On February 26, the Ninth Circuit effectively held that any challenges to a digital platform’s censorship or ad-blocking on First Amendment grounds will fail. In ... Read More
Rep. Cicilline Says Limiting Section 230 Legislation in Works
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Rep. Cicilline Says Limiting Section 230 Legislation in Works

On February 24, House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) told reporters he will propose a bill to limit Section 230 immunity for digital platforms ... Read More
Google Alleges State AGs Conduct “Irregular Investigation”
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Google Alleges State AGs Conduct “Irregular Investigation”

On February 21, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is not surrendering emails, texts, and other documents for the state attorneys general investigation into ... Read More
DOJ Hosts Workshop on Section 230
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DOJ Hosts Workshop on Section 230

On February 19, the DOJ hosted a workshop featuring three panels about Section 230. Attorney General William Barr opened the event by expressing concern about ... Read More
Alliance Files an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court in Google v. Oracle
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Alliance Files an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court in Google v. Oracle

On February 19, the News Media Alliance filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of Oracle in the Google v. Oracle case ... Read More
Google Reportedly Talking with French Publishers About Paying for News
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Google Reportedly Talking with French Publishers About Paying for News

Following the passage of the European Union’s Copyright Directive last year, Google is now in discussions with French news publishers on paying for their news ... Read More
Senator Graham’s New Bill Circulates, Would Add Hurdle for Online Platform Immunity
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Senator Graham’s New Bill Circulates, Would Add Hurdle for Online Platform Immunity

On February 13, Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) draft bill, which would predicate interactive computer services' Section 230 immunity on compliance with “best practices” in the proposed Act ... Read More
The UK Department for Culture Responds to the Online Harms White Paper
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The UK Department for Culture Responds to the Online Harms White Paper

On February 12, the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced that it is “minded” to grant the Office of Communications (Ofcom) the ... Read More
FTC Requests Information on Past Acquisitions by Large Tech Companies
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FTC Requests Information on Past Acquisitions by Large Tech Companies

On February 11, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will re-examine past acquisitions of small and nascent firms by big tech companies, including ... Read More
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