Looks like the copyright police are starting to hit back at the internet in a big bad way. A German court ruled today that YouTube is entirely responsible for the content found on its service, and must actively filter music videos belonging to the GEMA, a music royalty group. Not only that, but the European Read The Full Story
Google's YouTube has announced a new program that aims to support creators on the service when they become the targets of copyright claims. In select cases, when a video creator is being unfairly targeted with copyright takedown requests when in fact their content is protected under "fair use" guidelines, YouTube says it will provide up to $1 million to cover legal costs in the event of a lawsuit.
There is very little love lost between car-platform rivals Lyft and Uber. Nowhere is that more apparent than in a Reuters' article about anonymous sources pointing fingers at Lyft's technology chief Chris Lambert as the probable cause of an Uber hack.
725 of the 1,000 most viewed videos on Facebook were "stolen" In the first quarter of 2015, 725 of the 1,000 most viewed videos on Facebook were "stolen" from the original content creators and re-uploaded to Facebook's native video player. Kurzgesagt said this amounted to 17 billion stolen views in the period. The video says freebooting, or the stealing of videos, is happening more and more often.
Sure, DC Comics can copyright the Batmobile . However, Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, infamous for his hot yoga, cannot copyright his popular 26-posture sequence that also contains two breathing exercises, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
For the first time, cable TV network Nickelodeon staged a casting call at VidCon, a convention that draws stars of YouTube and social media like Vine, Instagram, and Snapchat and their passionate followers. The Viacom-owned channel's talent search is one way traditional TV networks are recruiting internet personalities to build audiences.
As France comes to terms with its deadliest domestic attack since World War II, attention has quickly turned to whether European governments need to reassess how they collect, manage and use people’s digital footprint.Already, European politicians are mulling new rules that would allow them to share airline passenger data across the 28-member bloc to identity potential terrorists.
Pandora has long battled it out over royalties , perhaps being consistently at the front of the issue when it comes to Internet music streaming. This issue, in one way or another, has been fought over the course of many years, but it doesn't look like it'll ever be going away.
Microsoft has launched a new kind of cloud service in Germany where user data is controlled by a "data trustee" operating under German law. Microsoft is unable to access user data without the permission of the data trustee or the customer, even if it is instructed to do so by the US government. If permission is granted by the data trustee, Microsoft will still only do so under its supervision.
The European Commission has failed to find evidence that Apple conspired with record labels to put a stop to free music streaming services.EU Finds No Evidence That Apple Conspired With Record Labels to End Freemium Music is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
The news broke this morning that the UK internet service provider and telecom company TalkTalk was the target of a major attack from hackers, with the personal data of some 4 million customers being stolen. While this could be the definition of a bad situation, it's already gotten worse.
If you've followed the smartphone patent wars, you know that the US International Trade Commission is a force to be reckoned with -- copy someone's product and you could face a sales ban. Its authority apparently doesn't extend into the digital realm, however. An appeals court has ruled that the ITC can't block internet transmissions from other countries when it hands down a ruling.
Starting in the fall, iPhone and iPad owners will notice yet another new Apple app on their iPhone called News . It's a curated-news service that serves up stories and media from various news organizations and packages them into a beautiful magazine-style interface. The idea isn't revolutionary.
Uber drivers are not employees of the ride hailing company. Instead they are contractors responsible for their own gas, vehicle upkeep and if anything happens to the driver or car while they are searching for a passenger, it's on them. Three drivers are challenging the way Uber does business by saying that the current situation violates California labor laws.
Legendary Pictures wants you to really want it, and as such has released a small clip of its longer movie trailer. What movie trailer? One you haven’t seen yet, but you’ll get an idea of what it’s about in the 15 second snippet Legendary dropped on YouTube today. The movie itself won’t be arriving until June of next year, and the marketing ball is just starting to pick up momentum.
Deezer's music streaming service has been around for years, but its subscriber base is small compared to Spotify and newcomer Apple Music . Now, the company hopes to grow those numbers by partnering with a UK mobile network -- but this time, it's Three rather than Orange.
Drunken Facebook messages. Accidentally tweeting something that was meant to be a Direct Message. That moment someone tells you that you hit "Reply All" by mistake. Realizing the goofy video you posted to YouTube for your friends now has 100,000 views.
Today we're having a look at the basic features of YouTube Music. After a few days of using the service, we'll return with judgement - for now, it's all about discussing what you're able to do. Is YouTube Music worth the price you pay for YouTube Red? Sort of - incidentally you don't need to pay for YouTube Red to get many of the most awesome parts of YouTube Music.
he same group that was featured on Drake's 2013 platinum hit, "Apple Music In addition to releasing the song, Drake also went on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show to announce his own new radio show, which will stream on Apple Music starting July 11 at 6 pm.Drake also put out a music video for the song 'Energy' from his unannounced February mixtape 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late,' and it's fantastic.