Bills like the 2020 omnibus are only supposed to include proposals that are ready to become law. That is, proposed legislation that has had ample hearings, has had the kinks worked out, and is broadly accepted by everyone. We need Congress to know that changes to copyright do not meet that criteria.
Another must-pass bill is the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). We've heard that a bill which would create a link tax, impacting the ability of users to see and share information online, is going to be added to the NDAA.
The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), sold as a way to give journalism more weapons against Big Tech, would create link taxes and devastate readers’ ability to trace back information to its source online and do fact-checking. It would also make journalism even more dependent on revenue from Google and Facebook than they already are, which is not what journalists want.
Tell Congress to keep the JCPA out of this year’s must-pass legislation.