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Arizona Bill Would Charge Porn Consumers $20 to Fund Trump’s Border Wall

According to the bill, called the “Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention Act,” all devices that access the internet sold in Arizona would be required to have porn blocker software pre-installed, and distributors who fail to do so would be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. – Samantha Cole, MOTHERBOARD » http://bit.ly/2T8NoXA
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Jay-Z’s Tidal Under Investigation in Norway Over Streaming Fraud Allegations

TIDAL is now being probed by the Norwegian Authority for Investigation of Economic and Environmental Crime (Okokrim) after having received allegations from Norwegian artist associations claiming potential loss of income from the manipulation of streaming data. – Bloomberg via Fortune » http://bit.ly/2TSnO9z

The First Dumb Meme Accident of 2019 Is Here

Lieutenant Travis Lyman, a spokesperson for the department, told Gizmodo that a 17-year-old girl tried her luck with the meme on Monday and ended up crashing into another vehicle. He said the girl was driving down Layton Parkway with a 16-year-old passenger when she blindfolded herself by pulling her beanie down over her eyes. She didn’t last long before drifting into the opposite lane and colliding with a car. – Rhett Jones, Gizmodo » http://bit.ly/2Fw2NgC

Netflix refuses to film new show in North Carolina over anti-LGBTQ law

It’s the part about banning local governments from passing LGBTQ protections that became a stumbling block for Netflix, according to [Josh] Pate, the creator of OBX. Pate said that if North Carolina could repeal that part of the law sooner, Netflix might agree to let him shoot the series in the state. – Alex Bollinger, LGBTQ Nation » http://bit.ly/2TDD8GM

These 1923 Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain in 2019

[On] January 1, 2019. Under the terms of the Sonny Bono Copyright Act, works first published in 1923 will enter the public domain, meaning anyone can re-publish them, or chop them up and use them in other projects, without asking permission or paying the old rights holders. You can record new versions of the musical compositions; you can show the movies for a profit; you can even remake them. Amazon can sell you the ebook and keep all the money, and Project Gutenberg can give you the ebook for free. – Nick Douglas, Lifehacker http://bit.ly/2EGB25v

European Content Quota for Streaming Services to Be Finalized by End of 2019

European rules give member nations 21 months to incorporate an E.U.-wide directive into their national law. In this case, that means they have until Sept. 19, 2020, which will give the streamers less than a year to meet the quota once the details of it are laid out at the end of 2019. Furthermore, the 2020 date is the outside limit: E.U. countries are free to enforce the directive and its 30% provision before that. – Stewart Clarke, Variety http://bit.ly/2EFPytD

The Music Industry Asks US Government to Make ‘Unauthorized Streaming’ a Felony

“These include fixing the [Digital Millennium Copyright Act], making it a felony to knowingly engage in unauthorized streaming of copyrighted works, and investigating the positive impact that website blocking of foreign sites has in other jurisdictions and whether U.S. law should be revised accordingly,” the entertainment industry argued. – Karl Bode, MOTHERBOARD https://ift.tt/2PZ576m
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