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1: Chris Brown, Drake Fire Back at ‘Egotistical’ Claim in ‘No Guidance’ Copyright Lawsuit

First off today, Nancy Dillon at Rolling Stone reports that Chris Brown and Drake have hit back at a lawsuit filed against them over their 2019 hit No Guidance saying that it’s not egotistical to say that they can’t follow all “82 million songs on Spotify.”

The case was filed by Braindon Cooper, who claimed in a filing last month that it was “egotistical and without any legal basis whatsoever” for brown to claim that they hadn’t heard of his 2016 song I Love Your Dress, which he says they infringed.

Brown and Drake are arguing for dismissal of the case, saying that Cooper’s track is an obscure song and that they didn’t know it existed before the lawsuit. Furthermore, they argue that Cooper is trying to exert control over commonplace language, such as “You got it”, which appears in both songs.

2: Pirates Who Lost $90m IPTV Lawsuit Sued Again For Launching More Services

Next up today, Andy Maxwell at Torrentfreak writes that DISH Networks has filed a lawsuit against the former operators of SetTV, a pirate IPTV network, saying that the three men have ignored a permeant injunction against them and continued to launch new pirate TV services.

The lawsuit targets Jason LaBossiere, Sean Beaman and Stefan Gollner, the former owners of SetTV. In the previous case, DISH won an award of $90 million in damages, as well as a permanent injunction barring the trio from operating any similar services. However, now DISH says that it has evidence that the three are behind a series of other pirate IPTV services, in contempt of the court order.

As such, DISH is asking the court to reopen the case against them, a new injunction and additional damages to be determined after discovery.

3: New York Times Takes Down Third-party Wordle Archive

Finally today, Kyle Orland at Ars Technica reports that The New York Times has forced the closure of a third-party Worlde archive that let users play previous days’ games.

Wordle is the online daily word game that rose to popularity earlier this year. The New York Times bought the game in January and has since become the only official location to play the game. However, an archive of the game’s previous puzzles had remained online.

That archive is now down, with the operators saying simply that the New York Times requested it. However, this has many concerned about the fate of other clones and variants of the game that have sprung up online.

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