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Facebook, Twitter, Other Internet Firms to Be Responsible for Content Under UK Plan

Britain said it would force social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Snap to do more to block or remove harmful content on their platforms. Following a consultation, the UK government said on Wednesday it planned to legislate to …

Illinois Targets 18- to 34-Year-Olds With Humorous Health Insurance Ads

Illinois officials hope that using humor can give the state’s health insurance enrollment numbers the same kind of bump that the federal site saw after President Barack Obama bantered about the law with actor Zach Galifianakis. Obama’s appearance on the …

Google Wins Copyright Ruling in France

A French court ruled that Google is not responsible for filtering content on YouTube, dealing a blow to French broadcaster TF1 which sought damages for copyrighted sports and movies which ended up on the video-sharing website. TF1 claimed 141 million …

Viacom Wins Reversal in Landmark Copyright Case vs. Google’s YouTube

A U.S. appeals court has revived lawsuits by Viacom Inc., the English Premier League, and various film studios and television networks accusing Google Inc. of allowing copyrighted videos on its YouTube service without permission. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of …

Court May Revive Viacom Copyright Claim Against YouTube

In a copyright infringement case at the heart of media company battles to win Internet viewers, an appeals court grappled on Tuesday over whether to revive Viacom Inc.’s landmark $1 billion lawsuit against Google Inc.’s YouTube. Media conglomerate Viacom , …