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CDT Joins Broad Coalition Opposing Antitrust Exemption for Group Boycotts by Publishers and Broadcasters

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and 24 organizations wrote Congress to express disappointment that they have elected to reintroduce and sponsor the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA), which would create an ill-advised antitrust exemption for publishers and broadcasters and compound some of the biggest issues in our information environment.

Many of the organizations called out the issues with this bill last September, and again in December when it was proposed for inclusion in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

In fact, a wide range of civil society organizations; librarians and archivists; creators; technology companies; experts in antitrust, copyright, constitutional and digital rights law; media and news organizations; and groups from across the political spectrum have been advocating against this bill for over three years and will continue to do so.

Read the full letter here.