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YouTube’s copyright strikes have become a tool for extortion

The Verge reports: "An anonymous blackmailer has caught at least two YouTube creators in a scheme involving cash ransoms and esoteric copyright laws. Last...

BVMI Hails ‘Groundbreaking’ Ruling Against Stream-Ripper MusicMonster

Billboard reports: "Germany's music industry lobby group, BVMI, has applauded a new ruling against stream-ripper MusicMonster.fm by the Regional Court of Munich as a positive...

Swedish Tax Agency targets King with $389m fine

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "King faces a fine of almost $390 million from the Swedish Tax Agency. The agency, Skatteverket, claims that Sweden lost the immaterial...

Facebook Suffers Setback in Fraud Lawsuit Over Data Harvesting for Trump...

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "A federal judge rules that one county prosecutor is primarily serving the interests of Illinois with an action targeting the...

Yahoo breach settlement rejected by judge

The Verge reports: "Monday night, a federal judge rejected a settlement proposed by Yahoo in a class-action suit brought against the company after it...

Google asks U.S. Supreme Court to reverse Oracle’s Android copyright ruling

Venture Beat reports: "Alphabet’s Google on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that resurrected a billion-dollar copyright case brought by Oracle that...

Tencent, NetEase Shut Out Again in New Batch of Games Approved...

Variety reports: "Chinese regulators Tuesday issued a new list of online games approved for release, but the country’s two biggest gaming companies were once...

European PlayStation HQ to remain in London as no-deal Brexit fears...

Gamesindustry reports: "PlayStation's European base will remain in London, as Sony Electronic prepares to leave the UK. Reports in The Telegraph state that Sony Electronics's Waybridge...

Google Fined $57M By French Regulators For Breaching New EU Privacy...

Billboard reports: "France’s data privacy watchdog fined Google €50 million ($57 million) on Monday, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European...

GDPR complaints say Amazon, Spotify, and other streaming companies are breaking...

The Verge reports: "A series of complaints brought under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), filed by an Austrian privacy activist, accuse eight major streaming companies...