Thursday, March 30, 2023
Daniel Francis's Written Testimony For the Hearing on "Breaking the News: Journalism, Competition, and the Effects of Market Power on a Free Press" @DSFrancis1 @nyulaw
Daniel Francis, NYU School of Law, has published U.S. Senate Testimony for Hearing on 'Breaking the News: Journalism, Competition, and the Effects of Market Power on a Free Press'. Here is the abstract.
Congress ought not enact the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. The Act would not solve publishers’ problems, which are grounded in the realities of competition and the nature of property rights on the Internet. Moreover, the Act would have undesirable consequences, including by providing an indefensible handout to large media companies, by significantly restricting vital Internet freedoms, and by abrogating our national commitment to competition. Instead, Congress should support antitrust enforcement, and may wish to consider less distortionary and harmful - and more targeted - methods of supporting small, rural, and struggling news publishers.
Download Professor Francis's written testimony from SSRN at the link.