Harvey Weinstein, a proponent of Obama and an Oscar-winning producer, said that he has plans to push for legislation that would make websites pay for linking to news articles.
According to WebProNews, the proposed legislation would force news sites and even blogs to pay an organization a fee for every single link to an article that has been written by a journalist.
According to Business Insider, Weinstein said that he is concerned about how the Internet shortchanges writers, directors and producers in the industry. He went onto say that their work gets shown all the time and they don't make any money when other sites link to their content.
According to Deadline, Weinstein said it is wrong that journalists do not get paid when others "take their content with a link".
Weinstein said that he believes that a legislation designed to force websites and blogs that link to journalists' content is achievable, but he acknowledged that it will be tough.