Welcome to the JCPA – Safe Harbor Resource Center.
Your place for information on the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA) (H.R. 1735 and S. 673), which would allow news publishers to collectively negotiate with the tech platforms for fair compensation for use of their content.
JCPA Quick Links:
- Bill text:
– House (H.R. 1735)
– Senate (S. 673)
- Bill co-sponsors
- Myth vs. Fact: The JCPA
- JCPA fact sheet
- Post-election editorial (run through Fri., Dec. 2)
- Supporters / Letters of support
- Op-Eds and Editorials Supporting the JCPA
- Talking points
- JCPA state one-pagers
Scroll down for additional resources and materials.
Actions You Can Take Now:
Actions you can take to help the JCPA move forward:
Save Local News - Support the JCPA
Show your support and help preserve trustworthy quality journalism in America.
Sign our Change.org petition to encourage Congress to pass the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act, a bipartisan bill that that would help ensure news publishers receive fair compensation from Google and Facebook for use of their original content.
Op-Eds and Editorials Supporting the JCPA – click here.
Vox Media Supports the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) (Vox Media, November 10, 2022)
Opinion: A new law can help us keep the robust free press our democracy needs (Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2022)
News/Media Alliance Defends The JCPA, Says It Will Create Jobs (MediaPost, August 31, 2022)
JCPA Talking Points and Message Guidance
JCPA Talking Points
We urge you to support the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) to ensure that news publishers are fairly compensated by Big Tech for the value of their content. Use our talking points in conversations about the bill.
The Copyright Alliance sent a letter to House and Senate Antitrust Chairs David Cicilline (D-RI) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), respectively, and Ranking members Ken Buck (R-LA) and Mike Lee (R-UT), striking down false claims and emphasizing that the JCPA does not implicate copyright law. The JCPA addresses antitrust issues and does not mention or implicate copyright law. Read the letter here.
Help Us Get JCPA Co-Sponsors:
Here’s what you can do:
- Visit our Voter Voice campaign, where you can send a letter to your member of Congress encouraging them to co-sponsor the Safe Harbor bill.
- Contact your Member of Congress and ask that they sponsor this legislation to support a one-time safe harbor for news publishers.
- Send a thank-you letter if your state’s member of Congress has co-sponsored the JCPA. Click here for a sample letter.
House Bill (H.R. 1735) Sponsors:
- David Cicilline (D-RI), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
- Ken Buck (R-CO), Ranking Member
Pete Aguilar (D-CA); Gus Bilirakis (R-FL); Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA); Vern Buchanan (R-FL); Ken Calvert (R-CA); Salud O. Carbajal (D-CA); Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA); Kathy Castor (D-FL); Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO); Steve Cohen (D-TN); Jim Cooper (D-TN); Joe Courtney (D-CT); Angie Craig (D-MN); Rick Crawford (R-AR); Madeleine Dean (D-PA); Diana DeGette (D-CO); Antonio Delgado (D-NY); Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA); Theodore Deutch (D-FL); Lloyd Doggett (D-TX); Anna Eshoo (D-CA); Adriano Espaillat (D-NY); Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA); Matt Gaetz (R-FL); Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA); Mark E. Green (R-TN); Glenn Grothman (R-WI); Vicky Hartzler (R-MO); Jared Huffman (D-CA); Pramila Jayapal (D-WA); Dusty Johnson (R-SD); Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA); Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY); Mondaire Jones (D-NY); Marcy Kaptur (D-OH); Conor Lamb (D-PA); John Larson (D-CT); Ted Lieu (D-CA); Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY); Kathy Manning (D-NC); Doris Matsui (D-CA); Lucy McBath (D-GA); Grace Meng (D-NY); Joseph D. Morelle (D-NY); Seth Moulton (D-MA); Frank J. Mrvan (D-IN); Jerry Nadler (D-NY); Joe Neguse (D-CO); Burgess Owens (R-UT); Steven M. Palazzo (R-MS); Katie Porter (D-CA); Jamie Raskin (D-MD); Mike D. Rogers (R-AL); Deborah Ross (D-NC); Tim Ryan (D-OH); Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA); Adam B. Schiff (D-CA); David Scott (D-GA); Brad Sherman (D-CA); Victoria Spartz (R-IN); Terri A. Sewell (D-AL); Pete Stauber (R-MN); Greg Steube (R-FL); Thomas R. Suozzi (D-NY); Eric Swalwell (D-CA); Mark Takano (D-CA); Mike Thompson (D-CA); Thomas P. Tiffany (R-WI); Dina Titus (D-NV); Lori Trahan (D-MA); Rep. David G. Valadao (R-CA); Joe Wilson (R-SC); Susan Wild (D-PA)
Senate Bill (S. 673) Sponsors:
- Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) – Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
- John Kennedy (R-LA), Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
Cory A. Booker (D-NJ); Richard Blumenthal (D-CT); Bill Cassidy (R-LA); Susan Collins (R-ME); Richard J. Durbin (D-IL); Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Mazie Hirono (D-HI); Cynthia Lummis (R-WY); Joe Manchin (D-WV); John Thune (R-SD); Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Myth vs. Fact: The JCPA
Local journalism, necessary for maintaining an informed and active citizenry, is under threat. By not paying small and local publishers for access to their quality reporting, Big Tech has created news deserts, driving many outlets out of business. The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) would allow small and local news publishers to collectively negotiate with Big Tech for fair compensation for access to the journalistic content that generates revenue on those platforms.
Myth vs. Fact: the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA) addresses the misconceptions about the JCPA made by Big Tech and their allies.
Related: News/Media Alliance Defends The JCPA, Says It Will Create Jobs (MediaPost)
JCPA Fact Sheet
Facebook and Google abuse their duopoly power over the digital marketplace, setting the rules for news publishers and determining how journalism is displayed, prioritized, and monetized. These rules have led to the commoditization of news and the proliferation of dangerous misinformation that undermines the fabric of our democracy.
We must pass the JCPA to ensure that publishers – especially small and local publishers are treated fairly and compensated justly. These publishers work hard to report news and write content, yet Big Tech companies are the ones who profit most from their work. This is fundamentally unfair, and the JCPA will bring about much-needed change.
Read the JCPA one-pager here.
Based on more than a year of interviews and consultations with many Alliance members about their experiences with Google products, this White Paper outlines several of the ways in which Google uses news content to its advantage across its products and services.
JCPA Editorials / Op-Eds
Support from members’ constituent publishers will help build momentum for the legislation. Click the links below to download and run the post-election editorial on the need to pass the JCPA now.
Time is Running Out to Save Local News – Run on November 10, 2022
Additional op-ed and editorial:
* Note: If you would like to run it as an op-ed, please list the author as David Chavern, President & CEO, News/Media Alliance. Please click here to download his head shot.
Saving the Free and Diverse Press (March 12, 2021)
House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Online Platforms & Market Power (June 10, 2019)
Don't Let Big Tech Cancel Local News, Support the JCPA Ads
Local news organizations are under pressure. Local news strengthens our community, but local papers across the country are under threat. Big Tech takes advantage of the news and information created by local publishers, but they won’t pay for it.
The Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA) is a bipartisan bill that allows local news companies to negotiate with Big Tech to ensure they are treated fairly and compensated justly. If Congress doesn’t pass the JCPA, communities across America will continue to lose quality local, fact-based news coverage.
Contact your member of Congress to support the JCPA and ensure Big Tech doesn’t cancel local news: 202.224.3121
Alliance JCPA Press Releases & Statements
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