Safe Harbor Resource Center

Welcome to the Safe Harbor Resource Center.

This page contains resources for members on the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act, which would provide a safe harbor for publishers to collectively negotiate with the tech platforms.

Click on the buttons below to access resources and materials related to the safe harbor legislation:

Show your support for the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act by adding yourself to our list of supporting organizations and individuals.

Bill Fact Sheets:

Alliance Safe Harbor Press Releases & Statements:

Alliance Applauds Reintroduction of Journalism Competition & Preservation Act

Alliance Safe Harbor Op-Ed:

Support from members’ constituent publishers will help build momentum for the legislation when Congress is back in session in the fall. Click the button below to download and run our editorial, “Why an Anti-Trust Safe Harbor Is the Answer the News Business Needs.” *

* 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.

Alliance Study - Google Benefit from News Content:

News Provides Significant Value to Google, Alliance Study Finds

Hearings:

House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Online Platforms & Market Power

#SafeHarbor4News Ads:

The News Media Alliance has developed print and digital ads to encourage readers to contact their member(s) of Congress and ask them to support the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act. Download and run the print and digital ads from September 21 – October 2, 2020. 

Videos:

Click below to view the #SafeHarbor4News Videos

Safe Harbor Bills:

Safe Harbor Bill Sponsors Needed:

Please contact your federal elected officials and ask that they sponsor this legislation. Click the button below to contact your Member of Congress and tell them to support a one-time safe harbor for news publishers in order to develop more equitable and fair rules for tc

Bill Co-Sponsors:

House Bill (H.R. 2054):

David Cicilline (D-RI), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law – Sponsor

Doug Collins (R-GA), former Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee – Sponsor

Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA)

Donna Shalala (D-FL)

Joe Courtney (D-CT)

Steve Stivers (R-OH)

James Comer (R-KY)

Jamie Raskin (D-MD)

Steve Cohen (D-TN)

John Carter (R-TX)

Ted Deutch (D-FL)

Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. (D-AZ)

Rep. Moulton, Seth (D-MA)

Senate Bill (S. 1700):

John Kennedy (R-LA), Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee – Sponsor

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

Cory A. Booker  (D-NJ)

Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

Dick Durbin (D-IL)

Rand Paul (R-KY)

Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Thank You Letter:

Send a thank-you note to Senators & Representatives co-sponsoring the bill in your State.

Washington Post Live Discussion: View from the Hill: Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Local News

 
LATEST ARTICLES

Below you will find the latest articles pertaining to our efforts on antitrust, starting with the most recent.


Canadian Publishers Call for Compensation
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Canadian Publishers Call for Compensation

On October 21, News Media Canada released a statement on behalf of Canada’s news publishers calling on Parliament to address Google and Facebook’s excessive market power. Because Google and Facebook control the majority of advertising revenue, news publishers’ bottom line is at the mercy of big tech. With this imbalance of power, … Read More
DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Google
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DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Google

On October 20, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and 11 state Attorneys General filed a lawsuit against Google in the District Court for the District of Columbia for allegedly violating antitrust laws under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, in hopes of restoring competition in search and search advertising markets. The complaint … Read More
Statement: DOJ Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google
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Statement: DOJ Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

In response to the lawsuit filed today by the Department of Justice (DOJ) accusing Google of antitrust violations related to its search and advertising services, Alliance President and CEO, David Chavern, stated, “It is good that the DOJ is starting the process, but ‘search distribution’ issues are a small subset … Read More
House Antitrust Subcommittee Releases Report on Big Tech
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House Antitrust Subcommittee Releases Report on Big Tech

House Antitrust Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) and the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law concluded their year-long, bipartisan investigation of big tech’s market power by releasing their comprehensive report. The report discusses the online platforms’ anticompetitive actions against news publishers and how that abuse harms publishers’ ability to produce … Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds House Report on Dominant Online Platforms and Market Power
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Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds House Report on Dominant Online Platforms and Market Power

House Antitrust Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) and the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law have released their long-awaited report on the anticompetitive behavior of the big tech platforms … Read More
Final Big Tech Antitrust Hearing Calls for Regulation
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Final Big Tech Antitrust Hearing Calls for Regulation

On October 1, the House Antitrust Subcommittee held the last of seven hearings to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple for possible antitrust violations. The witnesses clashed over what Congress should do, with some suggesting major overhauls of antitrust law and others saying antitrust laws do little to prevent anticompetitive … Read More

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News Media Alliance Applauds House Antitrust Report on the Big Tech Platforms - Read more