Statement After JCPA Fails to Pass in Markup

Re:Create issued the following statement after the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JPCA), S. 673, failed to pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee:

“Despite the name, the JCPA does not include provisions that will stimulate competition or thwart media conglomerates from hollowing out journalist jobs. Moreover, the JCPA still undermines constitutional rights to free speech and free press and establishes copyright loopholes that will dismantle the free flow of information on the internet. Today’s markup confirmed that Big Media lobbyists pulled the wool over Senators’ eyes, hiding how mega media corporations are the bill’s biggest beneficiaries,” said Re:Create Executive Director Joshua Lamel.  “We urge the full Senate to heed the concerns of free speech advocates, open internet groups and small publishers and stop the JCPA.”

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