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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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Thursday, August 02 2012

A Chicago couple is suing a playground manufacturer after their daughter suffered a broken arm following a fall from a “thrilling” slide.

Mark and Linda Jacobs of Chicago, Illinois, claim the slide was improperly made and caused their daughter’s fall. The slide, called the Evos Slalom Glider and manufactured by Landscape Structures, is promoted as “a thrilling ride that promotes balance and coordination.”

Mark Jacobs said his daughter had been down the slide many times before but on this occasion she lost her balance, fell and broke her arm in three places.

“This slide has a height of 75 inches, which is much taller than what I am,” said attorney Anthony Romanucci.  “So you can imagine a fall from the top for a child.  It can have devastating consequences.”

The Jacobs family is seeking $7,500 for the injury and emotional distress.

The slide has since been removed from Sauganash Park by the city. According to news reports, manufacturer Landscape Structures refused to comment on the lawsuit.


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