On 2 September, C4C joined over 20 organisations in opposing the revised US Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) and warning the US Congress against adopting this Act. The battles fought over issues such as the ‘link tax’ during the negotiations on the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DCDSM) are popping up again in the context of the JCPA in the US. Just as during the DCDSM discussions we strongly oppose any attempts to curtail freedom of expression and access to information, and continue to believe that these misguided approaches fail to benefit and support smaller media outlets. See EFF’s campaign again the US link tax.
The full text of the letter can be found here and below.
Other relevant resources:
- Public Knowledge:
- EFF: 29 June, 2022 – The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Will Produce Neither Competition Nor Preservation
- Authors Alliance: 6 Sept, 2022 – Update: Authors Alliance Opposes the Revised Journalism Competition and Preservation Act
- 29 Aug, 2022 – Senator Klobuchar’s Latest Bad Idea: Letting Smaller Journalism Outlets Demand Payments For Links
- 14 Jul, 2022 – The Journalism Competition Preservation Act Is Lose-Lose Legislation
- 18 Jun, 2022 – Letting Newspapers Band Together To Demand Payments From Internet Companies Is Bad For The Internet And Bad For Journalism