By Ted Johnson, Deadline Hollywood, 6-15-23

The Senate Judiciary Committee revived the prospects for a long-proposed bill that would bolster print and broadcast news outlets in their negotiations with tech giants.

The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 15 in a 14-7 vote.

The bill would create a “safe harbor” from antitrust laws for a period of six years for newspapers, broadcast stations, and digital journalism outlets, giving them more market power in the face of competition for advertising from Google and Facebook. If publishers are unable to come to terms with platforms on a deal for their content, an arbitrator would ultimately determine the rates.  » Read More