Safe Harbor Resource Center

Welcome to the Safe Harbor Resource Center.

Click on the links below to access resources and materials related to the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA) (H.R. 1735 and S. 673), also known as the Safe Harbor Bill, which would allow news publishers to collectively negotiate with the tech platforms for fair compensation for use of their content:

 Safe Harbor Bills     Support the JCPA     News    
Bill Co-Sponsors    Why We Need the JCPA     Alliance White Paper     Safe Harbor Op-Ed
Hearings      Videos     #SafeHarbor4News Ads    Social Media Support
Press Releases & Statements    Latest Articles

Safe Harbor Bills:

Save Local News - Support the JCPA:

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

Click below to 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.

Safe Harbor Bill Co-Sponsors Needed:

Click below to be taken to our Voter Voice campaign, where you can complete a short form that will send a letter to your member of Congress encouraging them to co-sponsor the Safe Harbor bill.

Why We Need the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act:

Alliance White Paper

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

The White Paper is based on more than a year of interviews and consultations with many Alliance members about their experiences with Google products. It outlines several of the ways in which Google uses news content to its advantage across its products and services. 

Alliance Safe Harbor Op-Ed:

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.

Hearings:

Saving the Free and Diverse Press (March 12, 2021)

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):

#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. 

Alliance Safe Harbor Press Releases & Statements:

Share Social Media Support for the #SafeHarbor4News:

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 #SafeHarbor4News social graphics, too.

Click to see full-size images. 

Videos:

Click the button below to view the #SafeHarbor4News Videos. Scroll down to view more videos, including from our testimony at the House Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing, “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: : The Free and Diverse Press,” on June 11, 2019, in which News Media Alliance President & CEO David Chavern testified on the need for a Safe Harbor for news publishers.

News:

Cook County News Herald editorial, “Back the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act” (Apr. 16, 2021)

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.

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

Bill Co-Sponsors:

House Bill (H.R. 1735):

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

Ranking Member
Ken Buck (R-CO) – Sponsor

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) –
Co-Sponsor

Vern Buchanan (R-FL) –
Co-Sponsor

Jim Cooper (D-TN) –
Co-Sponsor

Joe Courtney (D-CT) –
Co-Sponsor

Madeleine Dean (D-PA) –
Co-Sponsor

Antonio Delgado (D-NY) –
Co-Sponsor

Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) –
Co-Sponsor

Theodore Deutch (D-FL) –
Co-Sponsor

Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) –
Co-Sponsor

Anna Eshoo (D-CA) –
Co-Sponsor

Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) –
Co-Sponsor

Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) –
Co-Sponsor

Matt Gaetz (R-FL) –
Co-Sponsor

Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) – 
Co-Sponsor

Dusty Johnson (R-SD) –
Co-Sponsor

Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA) – Co-Sponsor

Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) –
Co-Sponsor

Mondaire Jones (D-NY) –
Co-Sponsor

Kathy Manning (D-NC) –
Co-Sponsor

Doris Matsui (D-CA) –
Co-Sponsor

Lucy McBath (D-GA) –
Co-Sponsor

Joe Neguse (D-CO) –
Co-Sponsor

Burgess Owens (R-UT) –
Co-Sponsor

Steven M. Palazzo (R-MS) –
Co-Sponsor

Jamie Raskin (D-MD) –
Co-Sponsor

Mike D. Rogers (R-AL) –
Co-Sponsor

Tim Ryan (D-OH) –
Co-Sponsor

Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) –
Co-Sponsor

David Scott (D-GA) –
Co-Sponsor

Victoria Spartz (R-IN) –
Co-Sponsor

Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN) – Co-Sponsor

Greg Steube (R-FL) –
Co-Sponsor

Dina Titus (D-NV) –
Co-Sponsor

Susan Wild (D-PA) –
Co-Sponsor

Senate Bill (S. 673):

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

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

Cory A. Booker  (D-NJ) –
Co-Sponsor

Susan Collins (R-ME) –
Co-Sponsor

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) –
Co-Sponsor

Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) –
Co-Sponsor

Rand Paul (R-KY) –
Co-Sponsor

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) –
Co-Sponsor

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.
Intelligence Officials Express Concern Over Big Tech Breakup
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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
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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
Judge Restricts Apple’s Anti-Competitive App Store Practices
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Judge Restricts Apple’s Anti-Competitive App Store Practices

Today, the Northern District of California published its decision in the Epic Games v. Apple case. The court found that Apple violated California’s Unfair Competition Law and issued an injunction against Apple. The injunction prohibits Apple from requiring developers to use in-app purchasing or restricting in-app links. The court ruled … Read More
Australian Court Holds News Publishers Liable for Third Party Comments
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Australian Court Holds News Publishers Liable for Third Party Comments

On September 8, the High Court of Australia denied media companies’ appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales defamation decision last year. On June 1, 2020, the Supreme Court of New South Wales held that several media companies were liable under defamation law for comments by third parties … Read More
Statement: Small News Publishers Get Deal in Australia
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Statement: Small News Publishers Get Deal in Australia

After a month of negotiating collectively under authorization from the ACCC, with the looming threat of forced arbitration, Australian news organization Country Press Australia (CPA), which includes over 180 regional and local publications across the country, struck a deal with Google … Read More
Small News Publishers in Australia Get Deal with Google
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Small News Publishers in Australia Get Deal with Google

Today, over 70 regional news publications represented by Country Press Australia reached a deal to join Google News Showcase. This deal will allow the publishers to be fairly compensated for their content by terms that they negotiated with the dominant tech platform. These small papers were able to have bargaining … Read More
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