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TikTok CEO’s Testimony to Congress May End Up Escalating Calls for a Ban

Politicians on both sides of the aisle appeared unsatisfied with answers from Shou Zi Chew on national security risks posed by the app because of its…

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TikTok CEO’s Testimony to Congress May End Up Escalating Calls for a Ban

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee interrogated the chief executive of TikTok on alleged national security risks posed by the immensely popular video-sharing app, while the CEO stressed that data privacy and security issues are prevalent across all of Big Tech and that the company doesn’t share information with the Chinese government. During […]

Lindsay Lohan, Jake Paul and Soulja Boy Charged in Crypto Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged eight high-profile celebrities in a crypto scheme tied to Justin Sun and his companies Tron Foundation Limited, BitTorrent Foundation Ltd. and Rainberry Inc. The stars were charged with touting cryptocurrencies associated with Sun’s companies “without disclosing that they were compensated for doing so and the amount of their compensation.” […]

Post Malone Settles ‘Circles’ Copyright Suit in Last-Minute Deal

Post Malone has settled a copyright suit from a musician alleging he co-wrote 2019 hit “Circles” but was denied credit and compensation, according to a court document filed on Tuesday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The court was informed of the agreement during jury selection. The suit revolved around an August 2018 recording session […]

Why First Amendment Experts Think Fox News Will Settle Its Dominion Dispute

A courtroom showdown between Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems over the network’s coverage of the 2020 election is putting a spotlight on protections for journalists that typically insulate them against defamation claims, including the neutral report privilege and the actual malice standard. Both sides argue their loss would have a devastating impact. Fox News […]

AI-“Assisted” Works Are Now Open to Copyright Protection, Raising Questions for Hollywood

The U.S. Copyright Office has affirmed that most works generated by artificial intelligence are not copyrightable, while clarifying that AI-assisted material qualifies for protection in certain instances. In a statement of policy issued Thursday, the office says it’s “well-established” that copyrights can only be issued to works that are the “product of human creativity” and […]

Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s Board Reaches $85M Deal to Settle Shareholder Suit

Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s board has agreed to settle for $85 million a shareholder suit accusing it of failing to protect stockholders’ interests when it merged with MSG Networks. The deal will be covered by the board’s insurers, according to a securities form filed on Wednesday. There was no admission of wrongdoing. The suit filed […]

Netflix Wins Defamation Suit Over ‘Making a Murderer’

Netflix won’t have to face a defamation suit brought by a retired police officer who said the docuseries Making a Murderer defamed him by accusing him of planting evidence. In a ruling granting summary judgment in favor of Netflix on Friday, Judge Brett Ludwig found that the First Amendment “does not guarantee a public figure” […]

Alec Baldwin Tallies Another Win in Defense as ‘Rust’ Special Prosecutor Steps Down

The special prosecutor overseeing criminal charges in the Rust shooting is stepping down from the case. In a statement, Andrea Reeb said she will no longer assist in the prosecution in light of arguments from Alec Baldwin’s lawyers that it’s “unconstitutional” for her to participate in the case due to her elected position in the […]

Marvel Working to Find ‘Quantumania’ Leaker

Marvel is closing in on the source of a leak of a script from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania before the movie was released, and it intends to take legal action, a Disney company source tells The Hollywood Reporter. A federal judge in California on Monday issued subpoenas to Reddit and Google directing them to […]

TikTok Fights Sprawling Litigation Over Alleged In-App Browser Data Harvesting

TikTok is facing a slew of class action lawsuits alleging it tracks and harvests troves of personal information on users through its in-app browser. In the most recent suit filed on Wednesday, users allege TikTok has “secretly amassed massive amounts of highly invasive information and data by tracking their activities on third-party websites.” At least […]

Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch Says “Noise” Around Dominion Lawsuit Is “Not About the Law”

Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch weighed in Thursday on the lawsuit his company is facing from Dominion Voting Systems, as well as the flurry of media coverage about his company stemming from document releases over the last few weeks. Asked at a Morgan Stanley conference about the suit, Murdoch reiterated that the trial is still […]

‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Exec Producer Shuffle Sparks Breach of Contract Suit Against Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm is being taken to court by producer Karyn McCarthy, who allegedly accepted a deal to executive produce Star Wars series The Acolyte over a competing offer that would’ve made her the highest paid producer for Apple. She accuses the studio of breaching her contract in a move that deprived her of a high-profile credit […]

Live Nation President Says DOJ Investigation Could Have “Chilling Impact” on Settlements

Live Nation president and CFO Joe Berchtold indirectly acknowledged that the company is undergoing an investigation by the Department of Justice. In an interview at a Morgan Stanley investor conference Wednesday, Berchtold was asked to share any commentary about the substance or process of the DOJ investigation. The New York Times had first reported that […]

TikTok Under Fire From Bill Backed by White House

The White House is supporting a bipartisan measure to take action against TikTok and other companies subject to influence from foreign adversaries that could threaten national security. A bill introduced on Monday would establish a new, unified framework for reviewing and addressing foreign technology. Under the measure, the Commerce Department would have the authority to […]

John Malone and Charter Directors Reach $87.5M Deal to Settle Investor Suit

A seven-year old lawsuit alleging billionaire John Malone was illegally compensated through a side deal in Charter’s 2015 acquisition of Time Warner Cable has settled for $87.5 million. A proposed deal filed on Friday in a Delaware court notes that the money will be paid to Charter. Malone and other defendants named in the suit […]

Rupert Murdoch, Fox Corp. Sued for Sharing Biden’s Presidential Ads Before They Aired

A complaint has been filed against Fox Corp. and chairman Rupert Murdoch over allegations that the network chief gave confidential information in 2020 to former president Donald Trump’s campaign. In a suit filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, progressive watchdog group Media Matters claims that Fox made an illegal contribution to Trump’s political […]