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DOJ Won’t Terminate ASCAP, BMI Music Licensing Decrees

DOJ won’t terminate the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees, Antitrust Division Chief Makan Delrahim said Friday (see 2101070048). He recommended the department continue reviewing the music licensing decrees every five years.Subscribe to Read >>

'Notorious' Counterfeit Markets Still Thriving Worldwide, Reports USTR

The 2020 report on "notorious" world markets for counterfeit and pirated goods, published Thursday by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, focused heavily on websites and apps where one can readily download or stream pirated movies, shows, music and…Subscribe to Read >>

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Twitter Permanently Suspending Trump Draws Support, Calls for Others to Do Same

Making good on a threat Wednesday when protesters turned violent at the Capitol after the president encouraged them to go there during the Electoral College ratification (see here), Twitter said Friday it permanently suspended the account of Donald Trump. The…Read More >>

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