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Twitch sued for £2.1bn over Premier League by Russian firm

Twitch sued for £2.1bn over Premier League by Russian firm

Technology
Russia's third-largest internet company is suing streaming service Twitch for 180bn roubles (£2.1bn) over pirate broadcasts of English Premier League games. Rambler Group alleges its exclusive broadcasting rights were breached by the service more than 36,000 times between August and November. It is seeking to permanently ban the Amazon-owned platform in Russia. Twitch's lawyer has called Rambler's case "unfounded".Russia is the third-largest user of Twitch, which has more than 15 million daily active users worldwide. Its terms and conditions state users cannot share content without permission from the copyright owners, including films, television programmes and sports matches. The streaming giant's lawyer, Julianna Tabastaeva, told Russian-language news w...
Robert De Niro sued by ex-aide for ‘bullying and discrimination’

Robert De Niro sued by ex-aide for ‘bullying and discrimination’

Entertainment
Robert De Niro's former assistant has sued the actor for $ 12m (£9.7m), accusing him of "years of gender discrimination and harassment".Graham Chase Robinson claimed the Raging Bull star was verbally abusive and subjected her to unwanted physical contact and sexually-charged comments.In response, his lawyer said the allegations were "beyond absurd".The case comes weeks after De Niro sued Robinson, accusing her of misusing funds and bingeing on Netflix at work.Her legal documents, which were published by US media on Thursday, said he "concocted false allegations" designed to prevent her from taking action and to destroy her career and reputation.She started working as the star's executive assistant in 2008 and said he referred to her as his "assistant" des...
Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US

Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US

Technology
Amazon is being sued over its smart assistant's recordings of children.Two US cases allege the firm lacks consent to create voiceprints that could let it keep track of a youngster's use of Alexa-enabled devices and thus build up a "vast level of detail about the child's life".Amazon has said it only stores data once a device-owner has given it permission to do so.And it says parents can delete a child's profile and recordings.Lawyers involved in the cases are seeking damages for the two plaintiffs involved, as well as others who are being invited to join the class-action lawsuits in nine states where it's claimed Amazon is in breach of privacy laws.Amazon said in January more than 100 million devices featuring Alexa had been sold...
VW and ex-boss sued over dieselgate 'massive fraud'

VW and ex-boss sued over dieselgate 'massive fraud'

Business
Volkswagen is facing a lawsuit filed by US regulators which accuses the carmaker and its ex-boss of "massive fraud" ahead of the dieselgate scandal of 2015.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launched the civil action in San Francisco late on Thursday - threatening to add to the German carmaker's $ 25bn bill to date for emission test cheating in the country. It concerns the company's issue of more than $ 13bn in bonds and asset-backed securities in US markets in the run-up to its admission that 500,0000 vehicles were fitted with software designed to lower harmful emissions while being tested.The lawsuit claimed VW launched the programmes at a time when senior executives knew about the so-called defeat devices in its diesel models and the firm "reaped hundreds of millions of dollar...
Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Technology
A British diver who helped rescue boys trapped in a Thai cave is suing Elon Musk for $ 57,000 (£43,300) after the Tesla chief called him a paedophile. Vernon Unsworth claims the billionaire defamed him with "unlawful, unsupportable and reprehensible accusations", according to court documents filed in California and seen by Sky News.They also say that Mr Musk "falsely conveyed that [the] United Kingdom citizen...is a paedophile, child rapist, a child sex-trafficker, the husband of a 12-year-old child bride and a liar".Mr Unsworth was part of the team of international divers who became known worldwide after they successfully rescued all 12 youngsters and their football coach when they became trapped for two weeks by rising waters in a Thai cave complex. ...