Publishers Seek More Money From Platforms to Pacify Their AI Woes

The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act is making a comeback in Congress

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As excitement—and anticipation—of how artificial intelligence will upend the media industry grows, legislation that would let publishers collectively negotiate with tech giants for fair compensation for the use of their content has been reintroduced in Congress earlier in March.

Similar bills have been passed recently in Australia and Canada and have had seemingly positive impacts on publishers’ revenue and newsroom size. Following the year after the Australian bill was passed, Australian newsrooms were paid a collective of nearly $150 million, based on 2022 numbers.



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