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)
- JCPA fact sheet
- Bill co-sponsors
- Talking points
- JCPA state one-pagers
Scroll down for additional resources and materials.
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What Others Are Saying:
Can Congress save local news? Two bills backed by Northwest lawmakers may help (The Spokesman-Review, June 12, 2022)
Opinion: Level the playing field for small media and Big Tech (The Mercury News, May 21, 2022
SCHOEN: Americans Are Sounding The Alarm Over Big Tech (The Daily Caller, May 8, 2022)
Polling shows both sides of the aisle support reining in Big Tech (The Hill, May 1, 2022) (The Daily Caller, May 8, 2022)
Moves to curb Big Tech’s power over news and publishing find widespread support (FoxNews.com, April 28, 2022)
Local news needs help against tech giants (Wisconsin State Journal editorial board, March 23, 2022)
Kevin P. St. James: Saving Local News From Big Tech (New Hampshire Union-Leader, March 20, 2022)
How and why Congress needs to get big tech to start paying for news (The Seattle Times, March 4, 2022)
“Big Tech Has Been Destroying Local News. Finally, a Response” (Real Clear Policy, February 1, 2022)
“Taking Power Back from Big Tech” (Washington Examiner, November 5, 2021)
“Opinion/Minow and Hadjipanteli: Congress must stop Big Tech’s threat to the press“(The Providence Journal, Jan. 11, 2022)
“Commentary: Jim Martin: Unlikely political allies are trying to save local newspapers — and you can help” (Boulder Daily Camera, Nov. 13, 2021)
“Google Charges More Than Twice Its Rivals in Ad Deals, Unredacted Suit Says” (The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 22, 2021)
“How to Save the News from Google” (National Review, Oct. 22, 2021)
Conservative Outlets Support the JCPA (Rep. Ken Buck via Twitter, May 7, 2021)
“Back the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act” (Cook County News Herald editorial, Apr. 16, 2021)
JCPA Talking Points and Message Guidance:
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.
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.
JCPA Fact Sheet:
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
Gus Bilirakis (R-FL); 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); 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); 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); Kathy Manning (D-NC); Doris Matsui (D-CA); Lucy McBath (D-GA); Grace Meng (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); David Scott (D-GA); Victoria Spartz (R-IN); Terri A. Sewell (D-AL); Pete Stauber (R-MN); Greg Steube (R-FL); Thomas R. Suozzi (D-NY); Mark Takano (D-CA); Mike Thompson (D-CA); Thomas P. Tiffany (R-WI); Dina Titus (D-NV); Lori Trahan (D-MA); 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); Susan Collins (R-ME); Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Cynthia Lummis (R-WY); Rand Paul (R-KY); Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
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.
Support from members’ constituent publishers will help build momentum for the legislation. Click the button below to download and run our editorial on the importance of the JCPA for sustaining the future of journalism.*
* 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)
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“Your Community Could Lose Local News. Google and Facebook take 90 percent of all digital advertising revenue growth – revenue that news publishers need to invest in continuing to deliver the news. Tell your member of Congress to support the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA) now.”
Alliance Safe Harbor Press Releases & Statements:
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