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French Publishers and Facebook Sign Copyright Agreement

On Thursday, Facebook announced that it has signed an initial copyright agreement with lobbyists for several French news publishers. This paves the way for Facebook to pay for the news content it uses on its online platforms in France. This initial agreement includes a document that consists of a few pages, referred to as a …

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Nicki Minaj Pays Tracy Chapman $450K in Copyright Suit

Nicki Minaj avoids the court trial by offering Tracy Chapman a cash settlement of $450,000 for using her track, “Baby Can I Hold You” without the singer-songwriter’s permission. Chapman accepted the offer. California federal court documents became public when Chapman accepted the offer, and because of this, the trial, scheduled for later in the year, …

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Copyright Agreement Between Google and French Newspapers

Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet, announced on its blog that it has signed copyright agreements with six French magazines and newspapers, including Le Figaro and Le Monde. These agreements follow months of negotiations between the tech giant, French news agencies and publishers, where they decided how to apply the EU’s updated copyright rules, which let …

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