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Charter CEO: Content Companies Starting to Recognize Threats of Piracy, Password...

Hollywood Reporter reports: "Cable operator Charter Communications, in which John Malone's Liberty Broadband owns a big stake, on Friday reported that it lost 75,000...

How Would Opening Up Facebook Change the Internet?

The Verge reports: "On October 22nd, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest critics introduced a bill that’s meant to undercut social media monopolies. The Augmenting...

Facebook Can Be Forced To Remove Content Internationally, Top EU Court...

The Verge reports: "On Thursday, the European Union’s top court ruled that lower court judges could order Facebook to remove illegal comments from its...

Investors Flood $530M SESAC Capital Restructuring

Hypebot reports: "Privately owned performing rights organization SESAC has completed a major refinancing of its capital structure, reports Billboard, selling $530 million in bonds...

Music Publishers v. Peloton: Claimed Copyright Damages Double to $300 Million

Hollywood Reporter reports: "The pack of music publishers aiming to stick it to tech-enabled exercise bike startup Peloton is growing. On Thursday, these music...

France Seeks Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency Ban in Europe

VentureBeat reports: "French economic minister Bruno Le Maire has declared that his government intends to block development of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because...

Deezer Eyes France Launch of ‘User-Centric’ System of Divvying Up Royalties

Billboard reports: "Paris-based streaming service Deezer, which boasts of 14 million active users, is pushing ahead with a pilot plan that would reconfigure how...

Amazon Moves Towards Distributed Ledgers And Blockchain

Forbes reports: "In a webinar earlier this year, Amazon provided information on Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain. From what was...

Jammber Acquires TuneRegistry To Create D.I.Y. Music Rights, Royalty Platform

Hypebot reports: "Jammber has acquired TuneRegistry for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition turns Jammber into a self-service end-to-end music rights and royalty administration platform...

A2IM, RIAA, MAC Join To Fight AB5 Bill That Would Kill...

Hypebot reports: "A new California law set to go into effect on September 13th would have dire consequences for the independent and .d.i.y music...