In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Honey, I Shrunk the Disney Plus
Pretty much all of this comes down to licensing deals and the thicket of obligations, contracts and other stumbling blocks these streaming services face in an age of stiff competition. Many deals that Disney made with services like Netflix and Starz predate Disney Plus by many years.
Even now, the only way Disney can include The Force Awakens on Disney Plus is if the company includes ads for Starz, which currently has the streaming rights for the film.
You also need to consider the fact that Disney has made big acquisitions in recent years. The purchase of 20th Century Fox comes with tons of new content like The Simpsons, but Fox had its own contracts with streaming services and those don’t just magically disappear after an acquisition.
As time passes, these deals will start to expire—though as you can see with the case of Black Panther, it may be many years until all of Disney’s various obligations are smoothed away. In the end, no doubt the House of Mouse would prefer to have every property it owns on Disney Plus. How long that will take remains to be seen.
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