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Same Misguided Journalism Bills, Different Calendar Year

Last Congress, hedge fund Alden Global Capital and Big Media conglomerates like Gannett and Sinclair Broadcast Group orchestrated a covert campaign to coax Congress into establishing a government-mandated bailout for the largest media organizations in America. The proposal they devised was dubbed the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA). Despite their best efforts, Big Media has repeatedly failed to convince…

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Diverse Creator & Consumer Voices Advocate For Careful Consideration of Copyright and AI

This week a wide range of comments were submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) on generative AI and copyright. Libraries, digital rights advocates, startups, technology companies and venture capital firms alike have discussed how best to usher in generative AI’s promising societal benefits such as enhancing creativity and promoting scientific progress – the entire purpose of copyright, as enshrined…

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Re:Create Statement Following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Markup of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA)

Re:Create issued the following statement after the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), S.1094, moved out of the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 14-7 vote:   “The JCPA would reward Big Media and hedge funds for cutting jobs and reducing circulation – without any accountability or transparency. Local journalism is vital to our country; despite Big Media lobbying talking points and…

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