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Reps. Johnson and Bowman introduce the RAP Act to protect artists from the wrongful use of lyrics in court cases

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US Congressmen Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) have introduced in the House of Representatives the Restoring Artistic Protection Act (RAP Act) aimed at protecting artists "from the wrongful use of their lyrics against them in criminal and civil proceedings." The co-sponsors of the bill said this legislation was "the first bill of its kind at the federal level."

"The RAP Act adds a presumption to the Federal Rules of Evidence that would limit the admissibility of evidence of an a...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew to appear on March 23 before the House Energy and Commerce Committee

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TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will appear before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23, 2023 to testify "on TikTok’s consumer privacy and data security practices, the platforms’ impact on kids, and their relationship with the Chinese Communist Party," according to a statement from the Committee's chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).

“Big Tech has increasingly become a destructive force in American society," said McMorris Rodgers. "The Energy and Commerce Committee ...

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+1 Records seals global strategic partnership with Exceleration Music

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Independent label +1 Records has signed a strategic, global partnership with Exceleration Music, the structure dedicated to enhancing the future of independent music.

Exceleration has made an investment in +1’s catalogue and will provide the resources and operational support the label’s upcoming releases. New York and Los Angeles-based +1 Records was Co-founded in 2008 by Jonny Kaps, Nat Hays Boas and and Josh Swade.

The two partners said that Kaps would continue as CEO of the company, w...

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US Justice Department starts legal action against Google for alleged anticompetitive behaviour in the digital advertising market

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The US Justice Department — alongside eight States — have filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the Alphabet-owned company of "monopolising multiple digital advertising technology products in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act."

The suit — in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia — alleges that through serial acquisitions and anticompetitive auction manipulation, Google "subverted competition in Internet advertising technologies."

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