Archive for Digital Updates

U.S. Copyright Office Calls for Reform of Section 512
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U.S. Copyright Office Calls for Reform of Section 512

On May 21, the U.S. Copyright Office released a report outlining issues with the current regulation scheme as applied to the digital context. While the ... Read More
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Releases News Media Bargaining Code
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Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Releases News Media Bargaining Code

On May 19, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published a concepts paper seeking comment on four possible solutions to the bargaining imbalance between big tech ... Read More
Supreme Court Denies Cert in Latest Section 230 Case
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Supreme Court Denies Cert in Latest Section 230 Case

On May 18, the Supreme Court denied to review Force v. Facebook, a recent case implicating Section 230, from the Second Circuit. In Force v. Facebook, the Second Circuit ... Read More
U.S. and UK Begin Post-BREXIT Trade Negotiations
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U.S. and UK Begin Post-BREXIT Trade Negotiations

On May 5, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a joint statement that they would begin virtual trade negotiations. As ... Read More
Facebook Attempts to Expand Their Market to Appear Competitive Amidst Rising Profits
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Facebook Attempts to Expand Their Market to Appear Competitive Amidst Rising Profits

As Facebook is investigated by the Department of Justice, the FTC, and over 40 state prosecutors, it now claims it isn’t just competing with other ... Read More
Europe’s GDPR Law Lacks Funding, Enforcement
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Europe’s GDPR Law Lacks Funding, Enforcement

Nearly two years ago, the EU enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was the world’s strictest online privacy regulation. Since its enactment, Google ... Read More
Texas AG Continues Antitrust Investigation into Google
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Texas AG Continues Antitrust Investigation into Google

Since September 2019, Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, has led a group of attorneys general across the country in an investigation into Google for potential ... Read More
News Media Alliance Joins Others to Recommend Strong Copyright Protections in the U.S.-UK Trade Agreement
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News Media Alliance Joins Others to Recommend Strong Copyright Protections in the U.S.-UK Trade Agreement

On April 28, the News Media Alliance joined a group of creative-industry organizations to publish comments on the proposed trade agreement between the United States ... Read More
District Court Approves $5 Billion Settlement for Facebook’s Privacy Violations
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District Court Approves $5 Billion Settlement for Facebook’s Privacy Violations

On April 23, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the settlement reached last July for sanctions brought by the FTC against Facebook for ... Read More
Google Joins W3C’s Privacy Community Group
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Google Joins W3C’s Privacy Community Group

On April 23, 2020, several Google and Facebook representatives participated in an every-other-week video conference hosted by the Privacy Community Group (PCG) of the World ... Read More
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