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Answers to questions about Copyright in 2021

Hypebot reports: "Although they were easy to miss in the end of year kerfuffle, several new copyright bill and proposals were not only announced,...

Universal Music Pulls Song Catalog From Triller, Saying TikTok Copycat ‘Shamefully’...

Variety reports: "Universal Music Group has removed its entire music library from video app Triller, a would-be TikTok competitor, alleging Triller has withheld payments...

ByteDance Files $14 Million Suit Against Tencent for Monopolistic Behavior

Variety reports: "Douyin, the Chinese version of ByteDance’s TikTok short video app, has filed suit in Beijing against rival Tencent Holdings for alleged monopolistic...

Apple urged to root out rating scams as developer highlights ugly...

TechCrunch reports: "Apple is facing calls to beef up enforcement against fake reviews and rating scams after a developer took to social media to...

Robinhood Investing App Will Resume ‘Limited Buys’ of AMC, GameStop Stock...

Variety reports: "A surge of buying in stocks including AMC Entertainment and GameStop — triggered by activist retail investors on Reddit and other social...

UK’s competition watchdog still eyeing Facebook’s Giphy buy

TechCrunch reports: "The UK’s competition regulator will make a decision on whether or not Facebook’s purchase of Giphy has a ‘realistic prospect’ of substantially...

Google threatens to close its search engine in Australia as it...

TechCrunch reports: "Google has threatened to close its search engine in Australia — as it dials up its lobbying against draft legislation that is...

Valve and five PC games publishers fined $9.4M for illegal geo-blocking

TechCrunch reports: "A four-year antitrust investigation into PC games geo-blocking in the European Union by distribution platform Valve and five games publishers has led...

ViacomCBS Files Lawsuit to Recover COVID-19 Losses from Insurer

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "ViacomCBS has become the latest and perhaps biggest entity in entertainment to go to court against an insurer to recover...

How Twitter is handling the 2021 US presidential transition

TechCrunch reports: "Twitter has set out its plans for US Inauguration Day 2021, next Wednesday, January 20, when president-elect Joe Biden will be sworn...