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Labels & Publishers Win $1 Billion Piracy Lawsuit Against Cox Communications

Billboard reports: "Cox Communications was found liable for the piracy infringement of more than 10,000 musical works by a U.S. District Court jury in...

Facebook Succeeds in Blocking German FCO’s Privacy-Minded Order Against Combining User...

TechCrunch reports: "Facebook has succeeded in blocking a pioneering order by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office earlier this year that would have banned it from...

Keeping Rightsholders Safe From Fake Artists

Hypebot reports: "While the age of illegal downloads may be largely behind us, other unlawful and deceptive practices have sprung up to take their...

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...

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...

Copyright Management Firm Pex Acquires Dubset Media

Billboard reports: "Artists and rights holders looking to track and manage their works on the web will be familiar with Pex, which helps identify...

Hollywood Coalition Asks Congress to Strengthen Copyright Laws

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "A broad coalition of more than 350 leaders of Hollywood's creative community has sent a letter to every member of...

All Eyes On Zoom: How The At-Home Era’s Breakout Tool Is...

Forbes reports: "Zoom CEO Eric Yuan’s kids finally care about what he does for a living. Sure, they were there that morning in April...

Years Of Copyright Maximalism Is Killing Pop Music

Hypebot reports: "When the “Blurred Lines” decision was handed down – stating that creating a song that had too similar of feel to a...

AI R&D is booming, but general intelligence is still out of...

The Verge reports: "Trying to get a handle on the progress of artificial intelligence is a daunting task, even for those enmeshed in the...