Grammy Award Winner Sues Youtube for Fostering a “Hotbed of Copyright Infringement”

Five-time Grammy award-winning artist Maria Schneider, and Pirate Monitor, LTD. are suing Youtube, Google, and their parent company Alphabet, Inc. for willfully and knowingly allowing Youtube to operate as a platform where “billions of users upload videos that” infringe on copyrights owned by others, and that Google / Youtube / Alphabet has remained indifferent to the rights of copyright holders in their works. Click on this article link to learn more.

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In Silicon Valley, Former Employee Took “Way-Mo” Than Work Skills: Waymo v. Uber

On Monday, February 5th, oral arguments will begin for one of the most anticipated technology cases of the year. The Honorable William Alsup will preside over Waymo v. Uber. If you haven’t heard of this case, here is what you need to know. Read about it here.

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Google Expands Into China with Tencent Cross-Licensing Deal

Google has agreed to a patent licensing deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd., the Chinese social media and gaming firm. Tencent, which oversees China’s top social media and payments app “WeChat,” also oversees one of the country’s most popular app stores and hosts the country’s biggest gaming and livestream platform. The deal promises to be a lucrative one, especially because Tencent is worth over $500 billion. Read about the deal here.

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