STAT: Historians push to create public archive of documents from massive opioid litigation

STAT: Historians push to create public archive of documents from massive opioid litigation. “In settling lawsuits against them, companies often insist that all of the documents and depositions gathered as part of the cases be locked away or destroyed. To head that off — and to ensure a full accounting of the origins of the prescription opioid crisis — a group of historians is asking that any settlement in the massive opioid litigation require all collected documents be preserved and made public.”

Content Moderation Is Impossible: Facebook Settles Legal Fight Over Famous Painting Of A Woman’s Genitals (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Content Moderation Is Impossible: Facebook Settles Legal Fight Over Famous Painting Of A Woman’s Genitals. “Just a few months ago, as part of our ongoing ‘content moderation at scale is impossible’ series, we wrote about how Facebook has spent over a decade now struggling with how to deal with naked female breasts. There are a lot more details in that post, but it initially had a ‘no nudity’ policy, but that got difficult when someone would post famous artwork or breastfeeding mothers. Facebook’s policy keeps trying to change to adapt, but no matter what it does it keeps running into more and more edge cases.”

NZCity: Sydney surgeon sues Google over negative reviews, but tech giant claims it is ‘subordinate distributor’

NZCity: Sydney surgeon sues Google over negative reviews, but tech giant claims it is ‘subordinate distributor’. “A prominent Sydney plastic surgeon suing Google for defamation over business reviews invited the ‘robust public criticism’ by using ‘puffery and hyperbole’ in his own advertising, the tech giant claims.”

BNN Bloomberg: Judge Rules Google Email-Scanning Lawsuit Can Proceed

BNN Bloomberg: Judge Rules Google Email-Scanning Lawsuit Can Proceed. “Google is still fighting a lawsuit over surreptitious scanning of emails of non-Gmail users almost three years after it agreed to stop the practice. In a tentative ruling Thursday, a judge in California rejected the search giant’s request to toss the lawsuit, which was filled last year on behalf of non-Gmail users who claim their emails were scanned in violation of state-privacy laws.”

TorrentFreak: YouTube Sued For $720K Over Alleged Copyright Strike “Retaliation”

TorrentFreak: YouTube Sued For $720K Over Alleged Copyright Strike “Retaliation”. “DJ Short-E, a popular YouTuber who claims to have earned $310,000 from the platform, is now suing the company. The case is extremely unusual and centered around claims that YouTube not only failed to promote his videos, but also ‘retaliated’ to the threat of a lawsuit by not processing copyright claims properly, resulting in his channels getting shut down for repeat infringement.”

KRQE: New Mexico launches website listing lawsuit settlements paid with public money

KRQE: New Mexico launches website listing lawsuit settlements paid with public money. “A new website is shedding light on how much public money the state spends to stay out of the courtroom. For the first time, dozens of mostly hidden lawsuit settlements have been posted online, in public view as part of the state’s ‘Sunshine Portal’ website.”