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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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Tuesday, April 10 2012

As previously reported by CFIF, a California mom and the Center for Science in the Public Interest ("CSPI") filed a lawsuit against McDonald's seeking to have the hamburger giant remove toys from its happy meals.  The plaintiffs claimed that the toys were used to lure children to McDonald's restaurants where they were likely to order food that the plaintiffs claimed were too high in calories, fat and salt, and which contributes to childhood obesity.  The suit claimed the fast food giant was violating consumer laws.

Last week, a San Francisco judge dismissed the class-action lawsuit. According to news reports, no reason for the dismissal was given.

"We are proud of our Happy Meals and will vigorously defend our brand, our reputation and our food," McDonald's spokeswoman Danya Proud said in a statement. "We stand on our 30-year track record of providing a fun experience for kids and families at McDonald's."

—Source:  abclocal.go.com

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