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BBC court action over Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who leak

BBC court action over Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who leak

Entertainment
The BBC has asked a US court to compel a California-based website to produce records which could identify who leaked footage of the next Doctor Who series.A 53-second clip featuring the new Doctor Jodie Whittaker and two still images of the actor were shared via Tapatalk a week ago.BBC Studios said it takes "theft and illegal distribution of our content extremely seriously". The BBC has filed an application with the California Federal Court.Tapatalk is not accused of any wrongdoing, and users who upload copyrighted materials violate its terms and conditions.A spokesman added that BBC Studios "will strive to protect our programme-makers, audiences and licence fee payers from any breaches of security - ensuring Doctor Who fans enjo...
Here's what the Amex court decision actually means for consumers

Here's what the Amex court decision actually means for consumers

Finance
American Express had its day in court — and won. The jury is still out for consumers, however. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the card company’s “anti-steering” rules do not violate federal antitrust law. The rules prevent merchants from offering you discounts or incentives to use cards with lower "swipe" fees, like Visa or Mastercard. Amex has historically charged higher swipe or interchange fees to merchants than these competitors because it delivers wealthier cardholders who spend more money, the Supreme Court said. The fees that merchants pay to process Amex transactions fund the card company'...
Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

Technology
States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases — likely over the next year and potentially before the Christmas shopping season — as states and retailers react to the court's decision, said one attorney involved in the case. The Supreme Court's 5-4 opinion Thursday overruled a pair of decades-old decisions that states said cost them billions of dollars in lost revenue annually. The decisions made it more difficult for states to collect sales tax on certain online purchases, and more than 40 states had asked the high court for action. Five st...
Weinstein in court on rape and sex assault charges

Weinstein in court on rape and sex assault charges

Entertainment
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has appeared in court in New York to face a number of charges, including rape and a criminal sex act. The charges, which relate to two women in 2004 and 2013, are the first to be brought against the 66-year-old following allegations by dozens of women which gave rise to the #MeToo movement last year.Weinstein, who surrendered himself in Manhattan, did not speak to reporters as he entered the police building in front of dozens of cameras.:: Opinion: Harvey Weinstein will not go down without a fight Image: Harvey Weinstein has repeatedly denied allegations made against him Nor did he say anything as he was led out less than an hour later, in handcuffs and with a smile on his face.:: Wh...
Campaigners in court over NHS policy

Campaigners in court over NHS policy

Health
A judicial review by a group of campaigners challenging government health policy in England gets under way at the High Court later. The group, which was backed by Prof Stephen Hawking before his death, are fighting the creation of accountable care organisations (ACOs). These are to act as partnership bodies incorporating hospitals, community services and councils.Campaigners say it risks privatisation, but this is denied by ministers. NHS England wants hospitals and other trusts to work closely with GPs and social care services to look after more patients in their communities rather than in hospital. In some areas, these groups are developing into ACOs - or integrated care organisations as they are sometimes known - which will hold contracts to provide se...