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Publishing Lawsuit Against Pandora From Wixen Music Raises Questions Regarding Lyric Licensing

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Hypebot reports: “Pandora is facing down a long-expected lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing over the streaming platform’s alleged infringing of lyrics in songs represented by Wixen. This could be bad news for Pandora, what was made aware of the problem in early 2018 and has thus far failed to take corrective action.”

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Microsoft reportedly cuts internal content teams at Inside Xbox and Mixer

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gamesindustry.biz reports: “Microsoft has reportedly let several staff go in the past few weeks, all of which are connected to its internal editorial content. GameDaily.biz reports that staff across both streaming platform Mixer and first-party video series Inside Xbox have been affected, with members of the latter quietly let go just before E3 2019.”

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Spotify Says It Overpaid Songwriters And Wants Money Back

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Hypebot reports: “In it’s latest spat with music publishers, Spotify says they owe the streamer for overpayments. Last year’s US Copyright Royalty Board rate change included a retroactive cut in the minimum payment that the streamer makes on student and family plans along with a graduated 44%  increase in payments to songwriters and publishers over the next five years.”

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Comscore raises $20M with an option to bump it to $50M, in a bid to rebuild its digital measurement business

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TechCrunch reports: “Comscore’s name is usually in the news because of its widely-cited research and stats around media traffic and other analysis charting digital consumer behavior. More recently, it’s been coming up for another reason: ongoing corporate upheaval and its tumbling stock price. Today comes the latest development in that story: the company announced that it has raised $20 million, with the option of increasing the sum to $50 million, from a firm called CVI Investments.”

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Ad-Supported Video Service Tubi Tops 20 Million Monthly Active Users

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Variety reports: “Ad-supported video service Tubi broke its own audience records in May: Tubi, which positions itself as a free alternative to Netflix, surpassed 20 million monthly active users last month, the company said Monday.”

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Major Outage Brings Down Discord, Reddit, Amazon And More

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Forbes reports: “Server issues from major online security provider CloudFlare flared up across the Internet on Monday, with users unable to access Discord, Google, Amazon (and utilities like Verizon and Spectrum) effectively taking down major services at the start of the workweek, according to multiple reports.”

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Jeffrey Katzenberg Talks Working With Studios, Data Protection Ahead of Quibi Launch

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Hollywood Reporter reports: “Details about Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi are dripping out as the mobile TV app ramps up ahead of its April 2020 launch. The former DreamWorks CEO says the platform hit a “tipping point” about six weeks ago when people began to understand Quibi, and said that they company had 185 projects submitted in the last week alone through various studios and agencies.”

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Why the Internet’s Most Important Law Exists and How People are Still Getting it Wrong

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The Verge reports: “S 230 of the Communications Decency Act is one of the internet’s most important and most misunderstood laws. It’s intended to protect “interactive computer services” from being sued over what users post, effectively making it possible to run a social network, a site like Wikipedia, or a news comment section. But in recent years, it’s also become a bludgeon against tech companies that critics see as abusing their power through political bias or editorial slant.”

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Popular Stream-Ripping Site Convert2MP3 Shut Down

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Billboard reports: “Convert2MP3, one of the world’s most popular stream ripping sites, has been shut down following a joint operation by international labels body IFPI and German trade organization Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI).”

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YouTube confirms a test where the comments are hidden by default

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TechCrunch reports: “YouTube’s comments section has a bad reputation. It’s even been called “the worst on the internet,” and a reflection of YouTube’s overall toxic culture where creators are rewarded for outrageous behavior — whether that’s tormenting and exploiting their children, filming footage of a suicide victim, promoting dangerous “miracle cures” or sharing conspiracies, to name a few high-profile examples. Now, the company is considering a design change that hides the comments by default.”

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