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
There’s a growing concern among independent music artists that the major record labels and the Internet giants that favor them are squeezing the smaller players out of the marketplace, The New York Times’ Ben Sisario reportsOne of the bigger and more recent issues surrounds YouTube’s upcoming paid music streaming service, which will reportedly have a free version and a $10 premium version that’s a
LONDON – The ride-hailing service Uber is about to have a head-on collision with Germany’s taxis and legal system.A court in Frankfurt has banned Uber’s most popular service from operating in the country until a hearing later this year on the legality of the product, which allows people to use their smartphones to book rides with freelance drivers.
Days after Europe’s highest court said people could ask search engines to remove some links about themselves, Andy Donaldson started to receive phone calls, Mark Scott reports.Mr. Donaldson’s British company, Hit Search, had previously created a service for companies and individuals to monitor how and where they were mentioned across the Internet.
LONDON – Is Google a pirate? Does Rupert Murdoch really love hamsters?Those questions were at the center of a heated war of words on Thursday after News Corporation accused Google of being “a platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks, all while driving more traffic and online advertising dollars to Google.”And Google’s response? “Phew, what a scorcher. Murdoch accuses Google of eating his hamster!”Confused? Maybe you need to Google it.But for many Britons, at least, the allusion to a 1986 headline in the Murdoch tabloid The Sun was instantly recognizable: “Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster”The article claimed that Mr. Starr had eaten a pet, although the British entertainer has repeatedly denied the episode ever took place.
Google received 12,000 requests from people seeking to be "forgotten" by the world's leading search engine on the first day it offered the service, a company spokesman in Germany said Saturday. The requests, submitted on Friday, came after Google set up an online form to allow Europeans to request the removal of results about them from Internet searches.
Aereo is putting up a valiant effort, but they’ve been dealt another major blow in their fight to stay alive. The US Copyright Office has ruled that Aereo cannot be deemed a cable company under the terms of the Copyright Act. This comes after a Supreme Court ruling which effectively dug Aereo’s hole for them.
LONDON — Google is about to start a grand tour of Europe.The search engine company will soon send a group of executives and legal experts, including the company’s executive chairman, Eric E. Schmidt, around the region to explain Google’s stance on online privacy.
The Supreme Court ruling on Aereo is out , and the court has ruled against the upstart company and in favor of TV broadcasters. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision that had ruled in favor of Aereo, a service that lets you stream live network TV on the internet.
Max Mosley enjoyed sexual practices which many might find odd. But that was his business, so when in 2008 a now-defunct British tabloid wrongly dubbed him a participant in a "sick Nazi orgy", he sued it for breaching his privacy and won.The allegations, however, remain on the internet.
LONDON – Google announced on Friday its first attempt to comply with a landmarklegal decision by Europe’s top court that allows people to request that links to information about them be removed from Google’s search engine in Europe.
The Pirate Bay has been the source of attention in Argentina recently, with a preliminary blocking injunction against the site being scored by music industry group CAPIF this week. Many weren't happy with this move, and the group's website became the target of their frustration.
Taking your favorite Android phone on a tour around Europe is set to get a whole lot more affordable, with the European Parliament giving initial approval to legislation limiting roaming fees for voice, SMS, and data across the EU.
The Supreme Court's Aereo decision may not have it earned many techie fans, but its decision on two other cases - Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie- may change that. The highest court in the land has just ruled that the police "generally" cannot search your cellphones without a warrant.
LONDON — Germany can’t seem to make up its mind about Uber, the ride-sharing service.On Friday, a Berlin court upheld a ban imposed on the start-up that had barred it from operating across the German capital.
claimed he could not recall the name of his brother's friend though he was aware he sold the shares to Carter.CYNK was founded in Nevada by a businessman named John Kueber in 2008. The company appears to be dedicated to a website called Introbiz that purports to help people connect to celebrities and business leaders for a fee. However, CYNK does not appear to have ever had assets, revenue, or more than one employee. Because of the company's mysterious dealings, its astronomical rise made international headlines.
And her fans love her for it, because it's all in good fun.xt "big name" is all the makings of a dramatic season of MTV's "Real World," McAllister just laughed.Jenn McAllister is not your average . She left home a year ago to pursue her career as a social-media celebrity in LA. But you won't find McAllister bartending or waiting tables as she waits for her big break.