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US bill modernizing music royalties only needs the President's signature

The House of Representatives has given the Senate's version of the Music Modernization Act two thumbs up, which means the bill is now heading to the White House. MMA will update rules regarding royalties and licensing when it comes to streaming in an… Source: Engadget | US bill modernizing music royalties only needs the President's …

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Texas company sells plans for 3D-printed guns despite ban

A judge may have extended a ban preventing Defense Distributed from publishing plans for 3D-printed guns, but that isn't stopping the company from finding loopholes to continue offering the weapons. Company owner Cody Wilson has started selling the p… Source: Engadget | Texas company sells plans for 3D-printed guns despite ban

Subpoenaing Discord may reveal identities of Charlottesvile neo-Nazis

The white supremacist Charlottesville marchers who used Discord to prepare for violence might not remain anonymous for much longer. A chief magistrate judge has shot down an attempt by one of the neo-Nazis to dismiss a subpoena for Discord that would… Source: Engadget | Subpoenaing Discord may reveal identities of Charlottesvile neo-Nazis

European Wikipedia sites go dark to protest copyright reform

If you check Wikipedia's Spanish and Italian editions while in Europe, you'll find yourself facing a wall of text and no means to access its articles. Both pages have gone dark ahead of the European Parliament's final vote on the controversial EU Cop… Source: Engadget | European Wikipedia sites go dark to protest copyright reform