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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, November 13 2013

A Kansas City Royals fan who was injured when an aluminum wrapped hot dog was thrown by the Royals team mascot Slugerrr has sued the team.

The Missouri Supreme Court is reviewing a lawsuit filed by John Coomer, of Overland Park, Kansas.  Coomer, who was hit in the eye with the hot dog and suffered a detached retina, underwent two surgeries to repair the damage, at the cost of $4,800 in medical expenses.  Coomer is suing for more than $20,000.

The court will have to decide whether Coomer's lawsuit falls under the "baseball rule," which protects organizations from being sued for fan injuries at games.  More particularly, the court will first decide whether the actions of the mascot fall under the umbrella of what the "baseball rule" covers.

“If a jury finds that the activity at issue is an inherent and unavoidable risk, the Royals owe no duty to their spectators,” Robert Tormohlen, Coomer’s attorney, said. “No case has extended the no-duty rule to the activities of a mascot.”


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