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How App Developers Can Adapt to Apple’s IDFA Opt-in Requirements
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Earlier this year, Apple announced that the latest update to iOS 14 will include enhanced user privacy protections. In a major test for app developers, the iOS update will eliminate apps’ default access to Identifier for Advertisers (“IDFA”). An IDFA is a unique device identifier used by developers for ad attribution, targeting,…

China Accuses U.S. of Breaking WTO Regulations with ByteDance Bans
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In a closed-door meeting, China accused the U.S. of breaking World Trade Organization (WTO) regulations with its bans of ByteDance apps TikTok and WeChat. According to The Economic Times, China argues that the bans “are clearly inconsistent with WTO rules, restrict cross-border trading services, and violate the basic principles and objectives of…

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In a Deal with Oracle, “TikTok Global” to Become US Company
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The Treasury Department is reviewing a deal between TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance and Oracle that would avoid a US ban on the popular video-sharing app. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said ByteDance has pledged to “create TikTok Global as a US-headquartered company” that will generate 20,000 American jobs. As part of the deal,…

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Lawsuits Contest Trump’s TikTok and WeChat Bans
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Several lawsuits have been filed in response to President Trump’s recent executive order banning TikTok and WeChat in the United States. Trump originally justified the executive orders by arguing that the Chinese-owned companies constitute a national security threat. The President’s executive orders, issued on August 6, would ban transactions on both TikTok…

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Selena Gomez Sues Mobile Game Company for $10M for Stealing Likeness
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Variety reports that Selena Gomez is suing the owner of a mobile game for $10 million for allegedly using her likeness without permission. The app in question, Clothes Forever – Styling Game, is available for download on Apple’s App Store. The game allows users to go on shopping trips, design outfits, and…

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China: Apple Sets Deadline for App Developers to Obtain Government Approval
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In 2016, China introduced regulation requiring that mobile game developers obtain approval from government censors for any premium games or games with in-app purchases. The only games exempted were those using an ad-only revenue model. Many of the games currently on the Chinese App Store appear to be out of compliance, but…

One-Month Countdown to the New California Consumer Privacy Act: Is Your Business Ready?
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What is CCPA? The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) becomes effective January 1, 2020. It will provide California consumers with an unprecedented level of privacy protection while requiring affected businesses to both make certain privacy-related disclosures and to respond, without delay, to consumer’s requests regarding privacy.  To avoid penalties, and to minimize…

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Licensing Professionals and Fans Converge at 2015 Anime Expo in LA
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More than 90,000 attended the 24th annual Anime Expo (AX), North America’s largest Japanese pop culture convention, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California from July 2 to 5. The four-day event featured a concert by Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z, joined onstage by two members of…

3D Printing Is The New Black
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When you hear the word “gaming,” what types of things come to mind? Video games? Online multiplayer games? Mobile games? Virtual reality? Well, yes, but that’s all about to change…