Copyright Office Launches Study of Third-Party News Aggregation

Oct. 8, 2021, 5:43 PM

The U.S. Copyright Office is beginning a study of copyright protections for news publishers, including a look at requiring online platforms to pay publishers for aggregated content.

The study comes after several U.S. senators in May requested the office consider the viability of adding more protections to U.S. copyright law for news publishers. Additional safeguards for publishers might be necessary to maintain the news industry, the agency said in a notice scheduled to be published in the Federal Register Oct. 12.

News aggregation sites are generally online platforms that collect links and portions of articles for their readers, and sometimes ...

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