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Disney in Talks to Acquire 21st Century Fox Assets

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As first reported by CNBC on November 6, the Walt Disney Company recently held preliminary talks with 21st Century Fox about buying its entertainment business, including the Fox movie studio, the FX cable network and the UK – based television service Sky. The potential asset acquisition may allow Fox to focus on its news and […]

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PragerU Accuses Google of Censoring Conservative Videos

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Prager University (PragerU), a nonprofit digital media organization that creates conservative media content, has sued Google in California for violating its First Amendment rights on YouTube, the streaming platform owned by Google. The complaint, filed on October 25th, 2017, alleges that the Google engaged in censorship and illegally restricted PragerU’s right to free speech by filtering out […]

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Notorious Markets List Sparks Debate over Stream Ripping Sites

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Each year the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) publishes a report on “online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting,” called the Notorious Markets List. As part of creating the report, the USTR requests the aid of the public to identify these marketplaces through […]

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Music Royalty Collector Kobalt Nabs Another $14M

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As digital music streaming continues to explode, it calls for a platform that can track the data generated from billions of clicks and collect royalties for artists. Kobalt, the independent music services company founded in 2000, has been focusing on such a platform since Paul McCartney took his music publishing interest from EMI to Kobalt […]

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Studios and Streaming Join Forces to Take On TickBox

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Streaming companies and major film studios have joined forces to sue TickBox, the company behind TickBox TV, a device that offers its users easy access to free online content. The complaint filed on Friday, October 13 by companies such as Universal, Disney, Hulu and Netflix, has alleged that TickBox sells “illegal access to Plaintiff’s copyrighted […]

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Freedom of Tweet

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The Weinstein scandal has created shockwaves reaching far beyond Hollywood politics. Recently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been faced with freedom of speech complaints after actress Rose McGowan’s Twitter account was suspended soon after she posted tweets in connection with the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Weinstein. An outspoken supporter of women’s rights and […]

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YouTube Brothers’ Trademark Claims Provoke Angry Reaction

A popular YouTube channel called “The Fine Bros” is under fire this week following an announcement regarding the company’s intellectual property. The channel and its two founding brothers rocketed to fame after creating a series of reaction videos, including “Kids React” and “Elders React.” The Fine Bros have over 13 million subscribers and the channel […]

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#NetflixEverywhere: The Binge Era of TV Consumption

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It’s official: Netflix is taking over the world, at least in the online television viewing sphere. While Netflix had been rolling out its services in incremental stages due to subtitling, dubbing its content, and marketing cost, its expansion occurred far ahead of schedule. During his keynote address at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Reed […]

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Sony Pictures Hack

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According to Fox News, there may be a connection between the hack on Sony Pictures’ computer network and North Korea. Apparently, the malware that was placed on the computers was written in Korean; however, some think that this was a purposeful attempt to confuse investigators as to the origin of the attack. Authorities still are […]

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