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7:55 AM ET, August 18, 2022

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Alex Barker / Financial Times:
Ofcom: in the UK, those aged 15-24 spent 57 minutes/day on TikTok in 2021, compared to 53 minutes/day watching TV; those 65 or over spent six hours watching TV  —  Ofcom survey points to challenges for traditional broadcasters in keeping pace with digital and streaming trends
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Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
As part of its ban on political ads, TikTok will remove paid political posts by influencers; election-related posts will be reviewed and could be throttled  —  TikTok is reinforcing its ban on influencers on posting paid political content, one of the steps the social network is taking to shore …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Meta updates its political ads policy before the US midterms, including banning edits for political, social, and electoral ads running one week prior  —  - Ads that present new claims in the final days of an election may be difficult to contest or fact-check in time.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Timbaland and Swizz Beatz sue Triller, alleging the short-form video app owes them $28M+ after acquiring live-streaming music series Verzuz and missing payments  —  Triller bought music series Verzuz for an undisclosed sum in January 2021.  Now its creators say they're still owed money.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Netflix iOS app code suggests the ad-supported tier, arriving in early 2023, won't let users download shows for offline viewing or skip ads  —  Netflix Inc. isn't planning to let users of its new ad-supported tier download shows and movies to their devices for offline viewing …
Esther Kezia Thorpe / Media Voices:
A look at the growth of print subscriptions for news-focused magazines with little advertising in the UK, including The Economist, The Spectator, and The Week  —  The stereotypical print magazine is jam-packed with advertising.  September issues of fashion magazines in particular used …
Scott Roxborough / The Hollywood Reporter:
German media giant RTL Group launches RTL+ Musik to stream video, including movies, TV, and news, and audio, including music, podcasts, and radio channels  —  The German-language service will offer films, original series, news and music from French music streaming platform Deezer.
 
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The US government backs Lynn Goldsmith's legal claim that Andy Warhol infringed her copyright on a photo of Prince; the Supreme Court hears the case in October