S. 673Journalism Competition and Preservation Act

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

Introduced: March 10, 2021
Status: The bill was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in March 2021.

Description

The “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act” is a bipartisan bill that would provide a temporary safe harbor from antitrust law for news outlets — both big and small — to collectively negotiate with dominant digital platforms. In order to prevent abuses, the safe harbor would only apply if coordination by news publishers: directly relates to the quality, accuracy, attribution or branding, and interoperability of news; benefits the entire industry and is non-discriminatory to other news publishers; and is directly related to and reasonably necessary for these negotiations.

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