Don’t Break What Works Reacts to Senate Judiciary Committee Approval of the JCPA

Washington, D.C. (06/15/2023) – After the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), CCIA’s Don’t Break What Works campaign issued the following statement: 

“We are disappointed that the Judiciary Committee approved the bill today but heartened by the voices of numerous senators on both sides of the aisle who raised fundamental problems that must be fixed before the bill moves forward. Senators said the bill would hurt content moderation efforts, create dangerous cartels, and likely establish a link tax on the internet. This markup demonstrated that the JCPA is seriously flawed and, we look forward to additional debate as the bill gets more intensive scrutiny in the next stages of the legislative process,” said Chandler Smith Costello, spokesperson for the Don’t Break What Works campaign. 

To read more about the JCPA and the objections senators have raised about the bill, click here. For a sampling of the concerns and issues experts have raised about the bill, read more here. CCIA’s analysis of the bill and why it doesn’t work as intended can be found here
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