JCPA – Safe Harbor Resource Center

JCPA – Safe Harbor Resource Center

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:

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Save Local News - Support the JCPA:

Show your support and help preserve trustworthy quality journalism in America.

Sign our 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.

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What Others Are Saying:

Ruddy: Big Tech Needs to Be Limited, JCPA Does That  (Newsmax, August 3, 2022)
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 (, 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:

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.

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Copyright Myth

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Contact your Member of Congress and ask that they sponsor this legislation to support a one-time safe harbor for news publishers.
  3. 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:

Bill Co-Sponsors

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); Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY); 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);  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); Rand Paul (R-KY); John Thune (R-SD); Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) 

White Paper

White Paper: “How Google Abuses Its Position as a Market Dominant Platform to Strong-Arm News Publishers and Hurt Journalism”

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 Op-Eds:

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.*

JCPA Market Power Sample editorial
JCPA Democracy Sample 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)

Hearing information
Written testimony of News Media Alliance President & CEO, David Chavern
Statement of the Record of Maribel Perez Wadsworth, President of News, Gannett Media
and Publisher, USA TODAY

House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Online Platforms & Market Power (June 10, 2019)

Watch: Video highlights
Written testimony
Statement for the record

Don't Let Big Tech Cancel Local News, Support the JCPA Ads:

Don’t Let Big Tech Cancel Local News.

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

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Alliance Safe Harbor Press Releases & Statements:

Share Social Media Support for the JCPA:

Share your support for the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act — and ask your Member of Congress to do the same — by tweeting at them with one of our pre-written tweets. You can add some visual appeal by using one of our social graphics, too.

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JCPA Videos

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


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

Facebook Whistleblower, Former Facebook Data Scientist Support Section 230 Reform

Facebook Whistleblower, Former Facebook Data Scientist Support Section 230 Reform

Reacting to yesterday’s congressional hearing and testimony by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, former Facebook data scientist Roddy Lindsay agrees with Haugen’s proposed solution to address the problem of big tech platforms spreading harmful misinformation and fake news – make the platforms liable for content they promote via their algorithms … Read More
ACCC Publishes Digital Advertising Services Report, Urges More Regulation of the Ad Tech Industry

ACCC Publishes Digital Advertising Services Report, Urges More Regulation of the Ad Tech Industry

On September 27, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) published the long-awaited final report of its Digital Advertising Services Inquiry. The inquiry, focusing on online display advertising, began in February 2020 following a request from the Treasury and comes after the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry that concluded in 2019 … Read More
Media Associations Urge Value for Journalism in Digital Ecosystem

Media Associations Urge Value for Journalism in Digital Ecosystem

The News Media Alliance is one of 17 international and national news media associations to sign a joint letter published today calling for countries to prioritize the value of journalistic content on digital platforms and ensure fair compensation from the big tech platforms to the news publishers that produce that … Read More
The Alliance Joins in RCFP Amicus Brief for Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

The Alliance Joins in RCFP Amicus Brief for Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

On September 17, the Alliance signed onto an amicus brief arguing that Google’s amended complaint in its antitrust lawsuit against Texas should be made publicly available. Judge Castel in the Southern District of New York asked the parties to show why the complaint should not be publicly filed without redaction. The … Read More
Intelligence Officials Express Concern Over Big Tech Breakup

Intelligence Officials Express Concern Over Big Tech Breakup

On September 15, several former top national security officials sent a letter asking Congress to delay antitrust bills, because it would harm the U.S. in its tech race with China. Axios published the letter, signed by 12 former intelligence officials. In essence, the letter asks that Congress focus on “protecting … Read More
Biden Nominates Privacy Advocate to FTC

Biden Nominates Privacy Advocate to FTC

Biden recently nominated “longtime privacy advocate” Alvaro Bedoya to the FTC on Monday. Axios reports this nomination “signals aggressive action” from the FTC against big tech. Bedoya has has worked at Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy & Technology as the founding director since 2014. He is known for a study about … Read More


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