SIIA’s Opposition to SB 3591: Journalism Preservation Act

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) joins nine civil society and industry organizations express their opposition to SB 3591, known as the Journalism Preservation Act. While acknowledging the importance of free speech and local journalism, the signatories argue against the bill, asserting that it begins with a false premise of a “marketplace imbalance” between digital services and publishers.  It suggests the bill could lead to a slippery slope of internet taxation and primarily benefit large out-of-state publications. Despite opposition, the signatories express willingness to collaborate on initiatives supporting local journalism and free expression online.

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