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Spotify’s Discovery Mode feature may lead to probe from Congress

Congress has expressed concern over Spotify‘s Discovery Mode feature, which allows artists to receive more exposure via the streaming giant’s recommendation algorithms. In order for an artist’s tracks to be highlighted in the Discovery Mode feature, artists and labels receive a “promotional” royalty rate on the streams, which is lower than the standard rate received […]

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It’s Apparently Very Easy to Riot in the Capitol When You’re a Trump Supporter

This summer, abolitionists and protesters were gassed and shot at in the streets and in their homes, all for rising up against a white supremacist paramilitary state intent on violence and subjugation. In D.C., President Trump orchestrated a similar tear gas attack on protesters outside a church on live television.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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COVID-19 relief bill includes new law that would make illegal streaming a felony

Congress’ 5,000-page COVID-19 relief bill holds promise for US citizens, small businesses, and independent music venues alike, but below the surface, it carries a hefty penalty: a 10-year prison sentence for illegal streaming. Included among the pages of the bill is the “Protecting Lawful Streaming Act,” which seeks to dispel “commercial, for-profit streaming piracy services” […]

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COVID-19 relief bill includes new law that would make illegal streaming a felony

Congress’ 5,000-page COVID-19 relief bill holds promise for US citizens, small businesses, and independent music venues alike, but below the surface, it carries a hefty penalty: a 10-year prison sentence for illegal streaming. Included among the pages of the bill is the “Protecting Lawful Streaming Act,” which seeks to dispel “commercial, for-profit streaming piracy services” […]

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How a Bargain-Basement Internet Conspiracy Theorist Rode the QAnon Wave to the Edge of Congress

At an indoor, largely maskless victory party in August, Marjorie Taylor Greene had a message for her detractors. Greene, a bargain-basement conspiracy theorist, had handily won her primary runoff, despite warnings from a handful of spooked Republican activists. In her heavily red corner of Georgia, the nomination…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Stop Calling Members of Congress Who Aren’t Yours

Calling your elected officials at the federal, state, or local level is a quick and effective way to advocate for issues you care about. But what you don’t need to (and shouldn’t) do is contact members of Congress—whether senators or House representatives—who don’t actually represent you.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Restart Act seeks to extend government aid to struggling music venues

It is no secret that the music industry has been hit exceptionally hard by the COVID-19 lockdowns. With so many venues dependent on regular live shows to survive, indefinite closures are becoming increasingly common. Although America still has a long way to go before concerts make their return, a new bill making its way through […]

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The Restart Act seeks to extend government aid to struggling music venues

It is no secret that the music industry has been hit exceptionally hard by the COVID-19 lockdowns. With so many venues dependent on regular live shows to survive, indefinite closures are becoming increasingly common. Although America still has a long way to go before concerts make their return, a new bill making its way through […]

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What Happened at the Congressional Hearing on Facebook and Libra?

Libra season is over. On October 23, Facebook founder and Turing Test dropout Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress for five hours about the cryptocurrency that Facebook wants to launch next year—but which now might never launch at all. Here’s what went down.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What Happened at the Congressional Hearing on Facebook and Libra?

Libra season is over. On October 23, Facebook founder and Turing Test dropout Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress for five hours about the cryptocurrency that Facebook wants to launch next year—but which now might never launch at all. Here’s what went down.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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U.S. Congress Members Request Blizzard Reverse Hearthstone Pro’s Suspension

Today, United States Congressmen Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio signed a bi-partisan letter addressed to Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, over the recent suspension of professional Hearthstone player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The USA Congressional Black Caucus pushes for A$AP Rocky’s prison release

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the USA congress, disclosed to TMZ in a brief video interview that he and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be continuing to “weigh in forcefully [to the Swedish government] until A$AP Rocky is free.” The American rapper had been arrested in Stockholm earlier in July 2019 […]

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The USA Congressional Black Caucus pushes for A$AP Rocky’s prison release

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the USA congress, disclosed to TMZ in a brief video interview that he and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be continuing to “weigh in forcefully [to the Swedish government] until A$AP Rocky is free.” The American rapper had been arrested in Stockholm earlier in July 2019 […]

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U.S. Senator Says His Anti-Loot Box Bill Has The Video Game Industry Worried

Is Republican senator Josh Hawley an advocate for video game players or an ambitious politician with a savvy staff who know a win-win argument when they see one? The freshman senator from Missouri, who plans to soon introduce a bill that will ban loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions, spoke to Kotaku yesterday…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Idea Is Just PLANE Stupid

Congressional leaders have agreed to a deal to fund the government past this Friday, but given that they also did that before the recent, record-breaking government shutdown, and that Donald Trump is already grumbling about the deal, nothing is guaranteed.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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