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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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Monday, June 27 2022

Today, a coalition of free-market organizations, led by the Center for Individual Freedom, filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s ("FCC") Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise its pole attachment rules.

Specifically, the comments urge the FCC to revise its pole attachment rules to spur rural broadband deployment by clarifying the cost-sharing requirements for pole replacements, ensuring prompt review of pole attachment applications, and creating an expedited process to review pole attachment disputes, especially in rural unserved areas.

The following organizations are represented on the comments:  Center for Individual Freedom, Citizens Against Government Waste, Consumer Action for a Strong Economy, Innovation Economy Institute, Institute for Liberty, Institute for Policy Innovation, Institute for Regulatory Analysis and Engagement, Less Government, Market Institute, and National Taxpayers Union.

Read the Comments Here (PDF)

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