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Copyright Office Publishes a Study on Copyright and State Sovereign Immunity
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Copyright Office Publishes a Study on Copyright and State Sovereign Immunity

On August 31, the U.S. Copyright Office published its long-awaited study on state sovereign immunity in copyright cases. The report, requested last year by Senators Thom Tills (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), finds that although there are multiple documented cases of alleged infringement by state entities that undoubtedly hurt copyright ... Read More
Google Having Secret Meetings with Select Publishers about Privacy Sandbox
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Google Having Secret Meetings with Select Publishers about Privacy Sandbox

Digiday reported that Google has been meeting with select, large publishers about its privacy sandbox. Though a Google spokesperson said they are “committed to open dialogue with publishers of all sizes,” most publishers were excluded from these meetings. Google and any known participants refuse to disclose who was involved in ... Read More
New York Chosen as Venue for Google Antitrust Cases
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New York Chosen as Venue for Google Antitrust Cases

The Judicial Panel for Multistate Litigation (JPML) ruled on the antitrust litigation pending against Google and selected New York as the forum for all cases. This is a very positive development, as the venue is more favorable than California as Google would have preferred. New York is a faster forum ... Read More
ACCC Allows for Greater Collective Bargaining by News Publishers
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ACCC Allows for Greater Collective Bargaining by News Publishers

On August 5, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that it would allow Country Press Australia (CPA) and its members to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook. The authorization will last for 10 years. The CPA, which represents 81 news publishers, has already reached a three-year deal with ... Read More
Twitter Partnering with News Publishers to Diminish Misinformation
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Twitter Partnering with News Publishers to Diminish Misinformation

On August 2, Twitter announced that it would be collaborating with The Associated Press and Reuters “to identify and elevate credible information on Twitter.” This program should increase and improve context added to certain tweets, anticipate and identify emerging conversations, and improve the effectiveness of already-existing features. Both Reuters and AP spokespeople ... Read More
News Media Alliance Hosts Book Launch for “Ugly Truth” Facebook Dominance Exposé
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News Media Alliance Hosts Book Launch for “Ugly Truth” Facebook Dominance Exposé

On July 22, the News Media Alliance hosted a policy maker breakfast and book launch event for An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang ... Read More
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