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The Music Modernization Act takes another step towards fair compensation for music curators

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) has passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee, taking music creators a step closer to appropriate licensing and royalty rules for the streaming era. It now has to pass a full Senate vote before hitting the president’s desk. The music copyright overhaul essentially partners Apple Music, Spotify, and publishers under a […]

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I’m Heather Dietrick, CEO of the Daily Beast, and This Is How I Work

Heather Dietrick used to run this place. Dietrick was the beloved president of Lifehacker’s former parent company, Gawker Media, before leaving in 2017 to join the Daily Beast as CEO. In How I Work’s tradition of interviewing our past and present colleagues, we talked to her about building a career in law and business…Read more… […]

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What to Do With Stuff Someone Left at Your Place

Whether it’s a former roommate, an ex-partner, a friend, or some random partygoer whose name you’ve forgotten, someone is going to leave stuff at your home at some point. But hold on there, pal, that property isn’t automatically yours now. Here’s what you should do with it, according to common U.S. law.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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You Still Need to Read Terms of Service Documents, Unfortunately

Does anyone read the Terms of Service for anything they buy or sign up for? And I don’t mean “glance at it to acknowledge its existence;” I mean sit down with a cup of coffee (maybe a carafe, depending on how long the document is) and go over everything the manufacturer or company wants you […]

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FTC Says You Can Repair Your Own Electronics Without Voiding Warranty

The Federal Trade Commission has sent out warning letters to six major companies that sell cars, phones, and gaming consoles, informing them that it’s illegal to void warranties when consumers try to repair their own items, or use parts not manufactured by their company. The same goes for using third-party repair…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The GOP Demands Bulletproof Vests While Refusing To Pass A Single Common Sense Gun Law

A House Committee passed a resolution that allows them to get bulletproof vests with taxpayer money. Thanks, GOP! Thanks for taking more of our money to protect yourselves from the very thing you are perpetuating — gun violence. Last year, they also received an added $25,000 for security detail … …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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What the Hell Is Obstruction of Justice?

The phrase “obstruction of justice” is being thrown around a lot these days, especially if you watch or read the news. President Trump has been accused of obstruction of justice regarding Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion with Russia, and now Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Report Sexual Harassment

In the deluge of sexual-harassment allegations over the last few months, one question keeps coming up: Why didn’t the victims report at the time? Well, for a bunch of reasons: they didn’t think anyone would believe them, or they didn’t think it was “bad enough” to warrant an HR complaint, or they believed that…Read more… […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Paul Manafort Indictment

President Trump’s campaign chairmen, Paul Manafort, was indicted Monday morning and ordered to surrender to authorities. According to the New York Times, he is charged with funneling “millions of dollars through overseas shell companies and [using] the money to buy luxury cars, real estate, antiques and expensive…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Know Your Rights When Protesting During the National Anthem

The Take a Knee protests taking place during professional sports games, including the NFL and MLB, have been making headlines in recent weeks. While U.S. citizens have the right to peacefully protest, the protests have generated some backlash against those who participate, as well. Even some students around the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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