TikTok fights back against the state of Montana's $10,000 per day penalty

Tiktok to be banned in US
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TikTok, the global video-sharing platform, has taken legal action against the US state of Montana, filing a lawsuit to challenge a bill that aims to ban the popular short-form video app from the state starting in early 2024. 

According to TikTok's complaint, the company argues that the ban violates several provisions of the US Constitution, including the First Amendment, as well as other federal laws. Additionally, TikTok disputes concerns that the Chinese government could access the data of US TikTok users, which was cited as a primary reason for the ban, labeling such concerns as "unfounded."

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.