Archive for Digital Updates – September

DOJ Proposes Section 230 Changes to Congress
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DOJ Proposes Section 230 Changes to Congress

On September 23, the DOJ submitted its proposed Section 230 changes to Congress. The legislation would make it more difficult for big tech to escape ... Read More
Google Continues Attack on ACCC News Bargaining Code
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Google Continues Attack on ACCC News Bargaining Code

On September 13, Google released its latest statement about its grievances with Australia’s newest proposed regulation to compensate news publishers. While Google again claims that ... Read More
ACCC to Examine App Store Competition
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ACCC to Examine App Store Competition

On September 8, the ACCC announced that it is opening an investigation into “the extent of competition between Google and Apple’s app stores.” They will be informed ... Read More
Australian Treasurer Supports News, Condemns Facebook Threats
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Australian Treasurer Supports News, Condemns Facebook Threats

Following Facebook’s recent retaliation against the ACCC’s news media bargaining code, Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg refuses to back down, saying, “Australia makes laws that advance our national ... Read More
French Publishers Fail to Reach an Agreement with Google on Compensation
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French Publishers Fail to Reach an Agreement with Google on Compensation

According to news reports, Google and French news publishers failed to reach an agreement on compensation for the use of news content under the new ... Read More
Alliance Calls on Congress to Abrogate State Sovereign Immunity in Copyright Cases
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Alliance Calls on Congress to Abrogate State Sovereign Immunity in Copyright Cases

On September 2, the News Media Alliance filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office regarding state sovereign immunity in copyright suits. The Copyright Office is ... Read More
Alliance Submits Comments with the European Commission on Google’s Abusive Business Practices
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Alliance Submits Comments with the European Commission on Google’s Abusive Business Practices

On September 3, the News Media Alliance submitted comments in response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the proposed Digital Services Act package. The ... Read More
Apple’s New Privacy Policy Bad for Ad Revenue, Says Facebook
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Apple’s New Privacy Policy Bad for Ad Revenue, Says Facebook

Facebook recently alleged that Apple’s new privacy policy will cripple efforts to offer personalized ads. These changes would require that app developers obtain users’ consent ... Read More
Facebook Retaliates Against Australian Bargaining Code
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Facebook Retaliates Against Australian Bargaining Code

On August 31, Facebook issued a press release saying that if the ACCC’s draft code becomes law, they will no longer allow publishers or consumers to ... Read More
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News Media Alliance Applauds House Antitrust Report on the Big Tech Platforms - Read more