Public Policy and Funding the News

A Project of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy

Antitrust Law Changes

  1. Change antitrust laws to: (Rep. Nancy Pelosi supports general antitrust exemption: The Guardian [UK])
    • allow papers to band together to form collectives or licensing agencies like ASCAP, or in Britain the Newspaper Licensing Agency,
    • create a group paywall or digital rights scheme/industry standard regarding copying and access like Europe’s proposed Automated Content Access Protocol,
    • allow for joint ownership,

    • allow for national Craigslist. (proposed by Brian Tierney to House Judiciary Committee: The Washington Post)