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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, June 19 2008

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June 19, 2008


GAO Provides Voice of Reason against Misguided Decision


WASHINGTON – The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) today praised the United States Government Accountability Office for its announcement yesterday upholding Boeing’s protest against the Air Force’s aerial refueling tanker contract decision.


Boeing protested the Air Force’s decision that wrongly awarded the tanker contract to a consortium lead by EADS, the parent company of French Airbus.


“The GAO is clearly the voice of reason against this misguided decision,” said Jeffrey Mazzella, CFIF’s President. “It confirms that the Air Force’s decision making process with regard to this contract for critical U.S. military equipment was flawed and must be corrected.”


In its ruling, the GAO sustained Boeing’s protest for seven key reasons, including cost, unequal discussions and performance. Additionally, the GAO recommended that the Air Force should re-open the bidding process for the aerial refueling tanker.


“Not only was the process unfair, but awarding a military contract of this magnitude to a company owned in part by foreign governments is a serious threat to our national security,” continued Mr. Mazzella. “The United States cannot afford to have critical military equipment manufactured by foreign governments that do not always support our nation’s interests.”


“The GAO’s decision certainly proves that the Air Forced erred in its selection of the EADS tanker. The Air Force must comply with the GAO’s recommendation to re-open the bidding process, and select the best tanker for our military and our country. Clearly, the EADS tanker is not the best.” concluded Mr. Mazzella.

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