Copyright Alliance Letter Strikes Down False Information about Copyright and the JCPA

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.

Letter intro:

Dear Chairwoman Klobuchar, Chairman Cicilline, Ranking Member Lee, and Ranking Member Buck:

We write to you today to address a letter each of your offices received, dated June 17, 2021, from the Authors Alliance, Public Knowledge, and a handful of other of other organizations (“the PK Letter”) suggesting that the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) (H.R.1735 and S. 673) threatens to alter U.S. copyright law and proposing the addition of a savings clause to the bills. The concerns expressed in the letter are unfounded and we urge that no additional text be added to this bill to address those unfounded concerns.

Read the full letter here.



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