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12:20 PM ET, September 21, 2022

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Twitch Blog:
Starting June 1, 2023, Twitch says subscription revenue above $100K will be split 50/50, not 70/30, for streamers on premium deals, citing hosting costs  —  Hello, Twitch community.  I'm Dan Clancy, President of Twitch and responsible for the day-to-day operations of the service.
Rupert Neate / The Guardian:
The Telegraph, openDemocracy, TBIJ, and OCCRP face libel lawsuits in the US and UK over reporting on a fund named after ex-Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev  —  Complaints filed by charity named after ex-president reopen the debate over legal action against public interest journalism
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Pew Research Center:
Survey of US adults: 31% get news on Facebook, 25% on YouTube, 14% on Twitter, 13% on Instagram, and 10% on TikTok; a third of TikTok users get news on the app
Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
A judge dismisses Alex Jones' lawyer and chief restructuring officer in the bankruptcy of Infowars parent Free Speech Systems and expands a trustee's control  —  Citing a “lack of candor,” including over the Infowars fabulist's lavish spending, the judge ordered substantive changes to his company's oversight.
Clothilde Goujard / Politico:
European publishers criticize the EU's proposed European Media Freedom Act, arguing the law gives regulators too much power and would limit editorial control  —  Brussels has put forward a new law to protect deteriorating media freedom and pluralism across Europe — but press publishers argue it will have the opposite effect.
Discussion: Yahoo News and RFI
James Vincent / The Verge:
Getty Images bans the upload and sale of AI-generated images using tools like DALL-E, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion, citing concerns over legal challenges  —  Getty Images has banned the upload and sale of illustrations generated using AI art tools like DALL-E, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion.
Andrew Limbong / NPR:
PEN America: 1,600+ books were banned in the US throughout the 2021-2022 school year, due to coordinated campaigns by well-resourced advocacy organizations  —  Throughout the 2021-22 school year, more than 1,600 book titles were banned, according to a new report by the group PEN America, which advocates for freedom of expression.
Bloomberg:
An analysis of Twitch streams from October 2020 to August 2022 shows Twitch's moderation tools often failed to stop children streaming and adults grooming them  —  The gaming platform's design enables people to find and exploit kids in real-time  —  Graphics and illustrations by Rachael Dottle
Mia Sato / The Verge:
A Mozilla study using YouTube recommendation data from 20,000+ users and 500M+ videos finds the “dislike” and “not interested” buttons are largely ineffective  —  Even when users tell YouTube they aren't interested in certain types of videos, similar recommendations keep coming, a new study by Mozilla found.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube unveils Creator Music, which lets creators browse a catalog and use songs by buying rights or sharing revenue, launching out of beta in the US this fall  —  In addition to the groundbreaking news that YouTube would begin to monetize Shorts videos and revamp its Partner Program …
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Karissa Bell / Engadget:
YouTube plans to expand its Partner Program to give 45% of Shorts ad revenue to creators with 1,000+ subscribers and 10M views on Shorts within a 90-day period
 
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Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
Memo: Kobalt Music strikes a new licensing deal with Meta after pulling 700K songs from Facebook and Instagram in the US in July 2022 due to failed negotiations
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Jesse Whittock / Deadline:
Fox re-enters the international distribution business with sales unit Fox Entertainment Global; its international sales arm in 2019 was integrated into Disney's
Discussion: Axios and Next TV
Scott Feinberg / The Hollywood Reporter:
NBC plans to air the 80th Golden Globes awards on January 10, 2023, as part of a one-year agreement to let the HFPA “explore new opportunities” for distribution
J. Clara Chan / The Hollywood Reporter:
Spotify launches a US audiobook service with 300K titles from major and independent publishers; users purchase and download individual books to play in its app