California measure would force tech giants to pay news outlets

March 21, 2023

Below: A senator presses companies on how their AI protects kids, and a tech industry group launches a litigation hub. First:California measure would force tech giants to pay news outlets© Rich Pedroncelli/AP California Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D) introduced the legislation with Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R). The California Journalism Competition and Preservation Act resembles a separate bitterly contested federal bill that would allow publishers to jointly bargain content distribution terms with the tech giants. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)Tech industry group NetChoice on Tuesday launched a new litigation hub aimed at coordinating lawsuits and amicus briefs for the tech industry, our colleague Cat Zakrzewski reports. The center will provide programming on tech industry regulatory issues and “collect legal analysis with tech-friendly positions,” the report says.