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TikTok’s Latest Assault: Ripping Off American Artists and Songwriters

Americans are by now broadly aware of the threat posed by Chinese-owned TikTok, including its threat to U.S. national security.

In recent days, we’ve witnessed in real time another emerging TikTok threat reaching the headlines:  The threat it poses to intellectual property protections, which undergird America’s status as the most artistically and musically productive and influential nation in human history.

Universal Music Group, however, has decided to stand up and fight back by removing its catalog of songs – including artists like Taylor Swift, Drake and Billie Eilish – from TikTok.

Tone-Deaf TikTok has built its aggressive worldwide empire largely on the backs of music created by American artists, as even its corporate leadership openly admits.  As TikTok’s very own…[more]

February 08, 2024 • 12:44 PM

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Wednesday, June 15 2011

Naples, Florida, Bank of America manager Erich Fahrner faced an unusual demand recently:  pay up or watch the bank's furniture be hauled off for sale at public auction.
Accompanied by two Collier County sheriff's deputies, attorney Todd Allen presented a court order to Fahrner in a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit filed by his clients Warren and Maureen Nyerges.  According to court documents, the Nyerges purchased their home in 2009 for $165,000 cash, no mortgage.  Somehow Bank of America was convinced they had a mortgage and were behind in their payments and filed for foreclosure.  The bank voluntarily dropped the case two months later after realizing its error, but failed to reimburse the Nyerges for Allen's legal fees, despite an order issued by the court.
After numerous attempts to contact the bank and its attorney were unsuccessful, Allen obtained a writ of enforcement to seize the assets of the bank.  "I'm leaving the building with either cash, a check or a whole lot of furniture," attorney Todd Allen said as he entered the bank, leaving a moving crew waiting outside.  After an hour of talks, Allen left with a check for $2,534.
"How embarrassing is that?" Fort Myers-based foreclosure defense attorney Kevin Jursinski said with a chuckle.  "Clearly they legally should have paid it off.  It seems like an oversight of BOA or whoever was representing them."
"We apologize to Mr. Nyerges that there was a delay in receiving the funds," said Christine Toth, Southeast media relations manager for the bank.  "The original request went to an outside attorney who is no longer in business."
—Source:  The Washington Post

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