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Congressional Testimony Reveals Some Faults in Facebook’s Digital Currency Plans

TechCrunch reports: "As Facebook continues to lay the foundation for getting some of the world’s largest payment processing and technology companies a seat at...

U.S. Proposes Barring Facebook and Other Big Tech Firms From Offering...

VentureBeat reports: "A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by...

Hollywood Docket: Music Industry Antitrust; Video Game Humvees; Paul Haggis DNA

Hollywood Reporter reports: "A roundup of recent developments in entertainment and media law including a long-dormant case about copyright law's anti-hacking provisions." Read more

IP Holders Can Now Manually Timestamp YouTube Videos In Copyright Claims

gamesindustry.biz reports: "Google has updated the process for copyright holders to manually claim against videos on YouTube. In a post on the YouTube Creators blog,...

Facebook’s Libra Probably Won’t Help People Without Bank Accounts

The Verge reports: "Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra claims to solve a very dire problem: helping people without access to banks. I have my doubts about how...

Songtrust Royalty Collections Up 70% in a Year

Variety reports: "Global music royalty collection service Songtrust, whose mission is to remove the complexity of the publishing landscape by offering detailed artists and rights...

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

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...

Spotify Says It Overpaid Songwriters And Wants Money Back

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...

Why the Internet’s Most Important Law Exists and How People are...

The Verge reports: "Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is one of the internet’s most important and most misunderstood laws. It’s intended to protect...

Popular Stream-Ripping Site Convert2MP3 Shut Down

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...