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Twitch sues users who posted porn, racism, and more to Artifact stream page

According to the lawsuit, a group of users coordinated the posting of these illicit streams via Google, Discord, Weebly, and a custom site at ArtifactStreams.com. An archived version of that site contains a listing of “active troll Twitch streams” and links to chat rooms to discuss the effort with others. – Kyle Orland, Ars Technica » http://bit.ly/31EoPGJ
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Comcast broke law 445,000 times in scheme to inflate bills, judge finds

In yesterday’s ruling, King County Superior Court Judge Timothy Bradshaw found that “Comcast violated the Consumer Protection Act more than 445,000 times when it charged tens of thousands of Washingtonians for its Service Protection Plan without their consent,” Ferguson’s announcement said. Each wrongful monthly charge was a separate violation, so there were multiple violations per customer. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » http://bit.ly/2IwO30W

VidAngel Must Pay $62.4 Million for Ripping and Streaming ‘Pirated’ Movies

Video streaming service VidAngel, which allows users to filter objectionable content from movies and TV-shows, has to pay $62.4 million to Disney and Warner Bros. The company is liable for copyright infringement after it streamed movies without permission of the rightsholders. In addition, it violated the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision, by ripping DVDs. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2WOHewM

Central Park Five Prosecutor Pens Op-Ed Amid Backlash, Calls Netflix Series an “Outfight Fabrication”

Describing When They See Us as “so full of distortions and falsehoods as to be an outright fabrication,” Fairstein outlines in the WSJ what she claims are the “most egregious falsehoods.” “When They See Us, repeatedly portrays the suspects as being held without food, deprived of their parents’ company and advice, and not even allowed to use the bathroom. If that had been true, surely they would have brought those issues up and prevailed in pretrial hearings on the voluntariness of their statements, as well as in their lawsuit against the city. They didn’t, because it never happened,” she writes. – Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2IDJe6f

Fox and Disney Headed for Major Win Against Netflix in Poaching Battle

On Wednesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court became the scene of a consequential fight between 20th Century Fox Film and Netflix. In reality, thanks to Rupert Murdoch selling studio assets, this legal battle pits Netflix against Disney, which is priming its own streaming service for launch later this year. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2WZuPug

YouTube Prankster Gets Jail Time After Giving Toothpaste-Filled Oreo to Homeless Man

Even though Ren was convicted of endangering the moral integrity of a homeless person, he most likely won’t have to spend time behind bars, since Spanish law typically allows first-time offenders’ non-violent crime sentences under two years to be terminated. On Friday, the Barcelona court also ordered his YouTube and other social media channels to be inactive for five years as a punishment for his horrible prank. – Genevieve Scarano, Geek.com » http://bit.ly/2wwnmEf
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