YouTube and Facebook escape billions in copyright payouts after EU vote

Controversial new law that critics claimed threatened internet freedom is rejectedGoogle, YouTube and Facebook could escape having to make billions in payouts to press publishers, record labels and artists after EU lawmakers voted to reject proposed changes to copyright rules that aimed to make the tech companies share more of their revenues.The proposed new rules, which have been going through the European parliament for almost two years, have sparked an increasingly bitter battle between the internet giants and owners and creators of content, with both sides ferociously lobbying their cause. Related: YouTube to launch new music streaming service Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-07-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers

Legislation opposed by firms like Facebook and Google and groups warning of detrimental consequences for the internetMusic companies, film-makers and media publishers could be in line for billions in payouts after EU lawmakers voted to accept controversial changes to copyright rules that aim to... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Facebook anticipates federal privacy fine of up to $5 billion, sets aside $3 billion for payment

Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users' privacy. The company set aside $3 billion in its quarterly earnings reportWednesday as a contingency against the possible penalty but... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Snapchat getting 6 billion video views daily, but how does it compare to Facebook's 8 billion?

Days after Facebook announced that its users watched videos 8 billion times a day,  Snapchat told the Financial Times on Sunday that its smaller set of users opened videos 6 billion times a day. See the most-read stories this hour >> The statistics reveal fast growth: Since the spring,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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SoA calls on government to commit to future EU copyright law

Ahead of Brexit and the imminent General Election, the Society of Authors has called for a commitment from the next government to follow future EU copyright law and the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy, and to remain within Creative Europe or else increase domestic funding for the arts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Facebook’s Nada Stirratt on the evolution of storytelling and how it helped raise $2 billion for charity

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‘It’s found money’: YouTube stars look for ways to expand to Facebook

Digital publisher Jellysmack is working with YouTube stars to use its tools to tailor their videos for Facebook and Snapchat. The post ‘It’s found money’: YouTube stars look for ways to expand to Facebook appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Government should consult with publishers on EU copyright law waiver, says report

Publishers should be given a waiver on part of the EU’s recently passed Digital Single Market Directive regarding licensing deals for links to their content, a new report recommends. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bring Back the Golden Age of Broadcast Regulation. Especially for YouTube and Facebook.

They should be seen as communications infrastructure, and be made to serve the public interest. Continue reading at Slate

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Facebook shareholder revolt gets bloody: Powerless investors vote overwhelmingly to oust Mark Zuckerberg as chairman

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg 'survives' leadership vote

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to face leadership vote

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Facebook shuts down billions of fake accounts

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Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled

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Facebook removes 3 billion fake accounts in 6 months

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Facebook catches 3 billion fake accounts, but the ones it misses are the real problem

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Change UK pays for Facebook ad blitz amid dismal EU poll ratings

Party is comfortably biggest spender on online election ads, as other parties hold backChange UK has run a last-minute Facebook advertising campaign to try to shore up its support amid dismal poll ratings for the European elections, but most other parties have mostly avoided large spending on... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Far-Right Propaganda Floods Facebook Ahead of EU Elections

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Facebook and Google Pressured EU Experts to Soften Fake News Regulations, Say Insiders

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Facebook says settling FTC investigation could cost up to $5 billion

Facebook Inc. estimated that it will cost as much as $5 billion to resolve a U.S. investigation into its privacy practices, as the social-media giant moves to put the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal behind it. Facebook said Wednesday that it took a $3-billion charge related to... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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