Bill to force Google and Facebook to pay for news content wends its way toward center stage

A look at what the latest legislation, which is likely to change further, might mean for U.S. news outlets


Legislation to bring the big tech platform companies to the table and negotiate compensation for news stories they use has been redrafted and will be considered by Congress over the next six weeks.

The latest version of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) was released Monday evening. The 35-page bill is headed for committee markup revisions in early September and then likely will be voted on by both the House and Senate.

Here is a look at how the JCPA would work and its prospects.

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  • ChrisJennewein

    Newspapers squandered their monopoly-era profits and shouldn't get a bailout. It's time to let the news ecosystem develop new models. Google, Facebook, Twitter and other so-called big tech are innovators helping to make the transition.

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