The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and 16 industry organizations oppose AB 886, the California Journalism Preservation Act. This legislation requires platforms to pay a fee or enter arbitration to access media content, seen as a tax on content linking. SIIA argues it undermines local journalism by potentially reducing audience engagement and ad revenue. They reject the bill’s premise that digital services harm news site revenue and deem it unconstitutional for interfering with commerce, violating the First Amendment, and conflicting with copyright laws. SIIA fears it favors out-of-state publications and mirrors unsuccessful laws abroad, risking reduced internet information access.