Archive for Digital Updates – May

Google Nears Settlement in French Online Advertising Case, Similar Proceedings Continue Globally
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Google Nears Settlement in French Online Advertising Case, Similar Proceedings Continue Globally

On May 27, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google was nearing a settlement with French regulators in an antitrust case that claims the tech ... Read More
Alliance Objects to Transfer of Google Lawsuit from Texas to California
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Alliance Objects to Transfer of Google Lawsuit from Texas to California

The News Media Alliance submitted a response to the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) regarding Google’s motion to move the antitrust case filed by ... Read More
Florida Adopts a Law Regulating Online Platforms’ Content Moderation Practices
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Florida Adopts a Law Regulating Online Platforms’ Content Moderation Practices

On May 25, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the country’s first state law regulating online platform moderation practices. The bill makes it illegal for online ... Read More
New Members of Congress Sign on to Support Safe Harbor Bill
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New Members of Congress Sign on to Support Safe Harbor Bill

Re-introduced in March, the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act” has gained bicameral, bipartisan support in Congress. Introducing sponsors David Cicilline (D-RI) and Ken Buck (R-CO) ... Read More
Alliance Hosts Virtual Fly-In for Publishers, Congressional Leaders to Discuss Safe Harbor
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Alliance Hosts Virtual Fly-In for Publishers, Congressional Leaders to Discuss Safe Harbor

From May 10 – 12, the Alliance hosted a series of meetings between local member publishers and their representatives in Congress so they could discuss ... Read More
U.S. Copyright Office Calls for Reform of Section 512
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U.S. Copyright Office Calls for Reform of Section 512

On May 21, the U.S. Copyright Office released a report outlining issues with the current regulation scheme as applied to the digital context. While the ... Read More
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Releases News Media Bargaining Code
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Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Releases News Media Bargaining Code

On May 19, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published a concepts paper seeking comment on four possible solutions to the bargaining imbalance between big tech ... Read More
Supreme Court Denies Cert in Latest Section 230 Case
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Supreme Court Denies Cert in Latest Section 230 Case

On May 18, the Supreme Court denied to review Force v. Facebook, a recent case implicating Section 230, from the Second Circuit. In Force v. Facebook, the Second Circuit ... Read More
U.S. and UK Begin Post-BREXIT Trade Negotiations
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U.S. and UK Begin Post-BREXIT Trade Negotiations

On May 5, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a joint statement that they would begin virtual trade negotiations. As ... Read More
Facebook Attempts to Expand Their Market to Appear Competitive Amidst Rising Profits
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Facebook Attempts to Expand Their Market to Appear Competitive Amidst Rising Profits

As Facebook is investigated by the Department of Justice, the FTC, and over 40 state prosecutors, it now claims it isn’t just competing with other ... Read More
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