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MediaNama Daily: Misinformation Combat Alliance’s SRO Status Remains Unknown

Misinformation Combat Alliance’s SRO Status Remains Unknown, Another Group Of Authors Sue OpenAI Over Copyright Infringement, and other news.

Watch the video recording of our discussion on App Bans, Network Fees and OTT regulation, held in Delhi on August 10.

We had a great lineup of speakers and some brilliant conversations, with over 90 people attending the event offline.

This comes as a relief as an ET report in April had suggested that MCA would have the same powers as the government fact-check unit under the recent IT Rules amendment.

In April this year, an EconomicTimes report claimed that the IT Ministry had given the go-ahead to the Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA) to set up a self-regulatory organization (SRO) for Indian fact-checkers for non-government-related content.

However, there is no law that allows the government to approve an SRO for fact-checkers. The recently amended IT Rules only allow the government to notify a fact-checking unit for government-related news………….continue reading

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Another Group Of Authors Sue OpenAI Over Copyright Infringement
This is the third lawsuit filed by authors against OpenAI for allegedly infringing on their copyrighted works.

Upcoming Digital India Bill May Do Away With Prevailing Safe Harbour Regime: Report
The government giving itself power to issue safe harbour licenses shifts the status quo, as instead of being given to companies by default, now they will instead be handed out to qualifying companies.

Hyderabad Police Conducts Arbitrary Search Operations At Local Hotels To Maintain “Peace”
Speaking to mediapersons, Inspector Shiva Chandra noted that the operation was carried out at multiple hotels in the city’s Santosh Nagar area to check whether any customers were carrying weapons or marijuana with them.

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14 Cybercrime Hotspots Detected In West Bengal Alone: Future Crime Research Foundation Report
Looking at various trends like emerging cybercrime hotspots or prevalent epicenters of such crimes, the report flags West Bengal and Rajasthan as areas of concern.

What to read elsewhere:

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Solving for Bias in AI Systems: Quality Standards for Data May Not be the Answer/ Esya Centre [Read]

Bluesky officially hits 1 million users/TechCrunch [Read]

Amazon launches generative AI to help sellers write product descriptions/Amazon [Read]

UK Crime Bill Lets Cops Freeze Crypto Faster, Channels Tainted Assets to Public Funding/ Coindesk [Read]

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