The US senator Bernie Sanders wants to introduce legislation to tax what he called “obscene wealth gains” during the coronavirus crisis, despite the US economy shrinking at its fastest pace on record. The “Make Billionaires Pay Act” would impose a 60% tax on wealth gains made by the super-rich from 18 March through to the end of the year. The revenue would be used to cover the healthcare expenses of US citizens struggling to pay. … [Read more...] about Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg joins centibillionaire club
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Gaye’s family last year won $7.4m after successfully suing Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copyright infringement over their single Blurred Lines. The attorney Richard Busch, who triumphed on behalf of Gaye’s family, is also representing Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard in another case surrounding Sheeran. The pop songwriters claim Sheeran’s Photograph “note-for-note” copies their 2009 song Amazing which was released as the third single by Matt Cardle, winner of the 2010 season of The X Factor. Sheeran has not publicly responded to that claim. … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran sued for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye classic Let’s Get It On
Majury maintained that account in a later prepared statement to police, but gave no comment after the findings of an examination of his mobile phone and the lorry's tachograph were presented to him, the court was told. … [Read more...] about Lorry driver killed mum and boy, 14, with ‘battering ram’ while using phone at wheel
However, it did recruit young online stars like dancer Merrick Hanna and musician Tiagz - who was recently signed by Sony/ATV after rising to fame via TikTok memes - to test the product ahead of launch. … [Read more...] about Instagram takes on TikTok with launch of new 15-second video creator tool Reels in 50 countries – including the UK and the US
Even Hill has finally come round to the adaptation. “It is very frightening,” she says. “Ever since it’s first transmission I have been asked if it will ever be shown again. Now it is. And when anyone complains that ‘it has changed the book’, my answer is always the same. Of course it hasn’t … the book is still there for everyone to read – and quite unchanged!” … [Read more...] about The Woman In Black: why did Britain’s scariest horror film disappear?