Irish regulator the DPC has fined Meta €1.2bn in a case relating to transfer of data to the US, and whether it broke GDPR regulations.
Music AI update: Grimes, The Beatles, Sound Ventures, EU’s AI Act…
AI music has hit one of those moments where individual news stories come thick and fast, creating a bigger picture.
US senators target Ticketmaster with Unlock Ticketing Markets Act
Pressure on Live Nation and its Ticketmaster business from US politicians isn’t letting up, led by Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal.
Italian watchdog AGCM investigates Meta over its music dispute
Meta appears to have not just opened a can of worms, but tipped that can all over itself, with its music-licensing dispute in Italy.
TikTok fined £12.7m in the UK for misusing children’s data
TikTok is in privacy trouble again: it has been fined £12.7m by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office for misusing children’s data.
UK’s proposed AI regulations swerve content copyright issue
The British government has published its latest effort to get to grips with the impact and potential of artificial intelligence technologies.
Public Knowledge urges the FTC to investigate music streaming
Stones overturned. Cans of worms kicked open. Cats flung into flocks of pigeons. Light is being shone into the music streaming economy.
Apple ‘pleased’ at narrowing of EC’s App Store investigation
Earlier this week we reported on the European Commission narrowing its antitrust investigation of Apple. Now it has responded.
EC narrows its Apple music-streaming investigation to ‘anti-steering’ issues
The European Commission launched a pair of formal antitrust investigations of Apple in June 2020. Now there’s a development.
FTC accepts decision that Meta can acquire music startup Within
It seems that Meta really will be completing its long-planned acquisition of virtual reality music-fitness startup Within.
White House’s NTIA says current app store models are ‘harmful’
Another front has opened up in the pressure on Apple and Google to make changes to the way their mobile app stores work.
Meta wins latest stage in battle to buy music startup Within
Meta announced plans to buy VR startup Within – the company behind music-fitness service Supernatural – in late 2021.