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EU’s New Copyright Rules Could Hurt Google, Facebook

Google will have to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook filter out protected content under new copyright rules aimed at ensuring fair compensation for the European Union’s $1 trillion creative industries. EU governments on Monday backed the move launched …

Court Rules Dating App Not Liable for Harassing Content

A U.S. federal appeals court refused to hold Grindr liable to a New York man who said his former boyfriend used the gay dating app to post fake profiles, in a harassment campaign that caused more than 1,000 men to …

Microsoft Exec Says It’s Time to Revisit Big Tech’s Responsibility for Its Content

Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith has called for a broad effort by the technology sector to do more to halt posting and accessing of violent materials like the videos of killings from the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand. “Words …

Facing Bias Claims, Facebook Will Revamp Its Platform for Housing, Jobs, Credit Ads

Facebook Inc has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and “harmful” practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday. Under the agreement, Facebook will create a new …

Hiscox USA Promotes Hart to Product Head for Media

Specialty insurer Hiscox USA has promoted David Hart to senior vice president, product head for Media. Hart, who joined Hiscox in 2006 and manages media and entertainment insurance products in the U.S., has three decades of experience underwriting media and …

Lawmakers Eye Holding Social Media Firms Liable for User Posts

Top Republican lawmakers on Tuesday attacked one of the legal protections most prized by social media companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc., questioning whether they should be held liable for content posted by users. House Judiciary Chairman …

Hearst Settles Magazine Subscribers’ Michigan Privacy Claim for $50 Million

Hearst Communications Inc. on Thursday reached a $50 million settlement of a lawsuit claiming it violated Michigan privacy law by selling its magazine subscribers’ personal information to third parties without consent. Lawyers for the subscribers called the proposed class-action settlement …

Media Faces Challenge in Keeping Online Threats from Escalating

After a Florida radio station’s general manager told hosts they didn’t have to put an obnoxious repeat caller on the air a couple of months ago, the man stood on the sidewalk outside and vented his irritation with the station …

InfoWars Host Jones Faces Defamation Suit by Sandy Hook Victims’ Families

The parents of two children killed at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012 sued Alex Jones, the host of InfoWars, who had derided the shooting as fake and possibly staged by the government. Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, …

QBE North America Forms Alliance with MGA Professional Risk Facilities

QBE North America, an operating division of QBE Insurance Group Ltd., announced a strategic program underwriting alliance with managing general agent Professional Risk Facilities (PRF), designed to offer coverage for miscellaneous errors & omissions (E&O) cover, media liability, tech E&O …