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
It seems that Google is making good on its promise to have child-safe products this year, starting with probably the most engaging one of all: YouTube . USA Today reports that a colorful and limited new YouTube app will be debuting 23rd February to help give parents a bit of peace of mind, not to mention more control, over their kids' online viewing activities.
Recently the folks at Google's Play Music Chrome "Mini Player" extension released an update with a whole bunch of new permissions. While this would normally be a non-news sort of situation, it just so happens that the answer to the question "why does Play Music require all these permissions now?" turned out to be truly interesting.
is a New York-based director who makes geek humor short films on YouTube. HeBut is there any money in this passion project? Willem broke down the reality over email:As far as the business side of this goes, I'm not at the point where making YouTube videos is my sole source of income.
"Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?"...with radars that can"see" through walls. Because according toUSA Today, at least 50 law enforcement agencies in the US, including the FBI and the US Marshals, have been stocking up on handheld radars for the past two years.
It's rare that you'll find a story about Grooveshark that doesn't include the phrases "copyright," "lawsuit" or "legally questionable." This may change in 2015, however, as it appears that the company is about to turn over a new leaf and play nicely with the music labels.
Google is making a strong push toward equipping YouTube with a plethora of legally sourced music (hence things like YouTube Music Key ), but that doesn't mean illicitly posted videos have gone away, and as has always been the case, there are entities trying to get some of them removed.
It seems like it wasn't that long ago when the Turkish government was trying to make the social network services Twitter and YouTube illegal in the country for not playing along with their censorship requirements. Oh, wait, that's because it was less than a year ago .
It's a familiar story: The Pirate Bay goes down, and then it comes back around some time later. Recently The Pirate Bay was taken down after a raid by police in Stockholm. The police seized hardware, including servers, and the result has been a long low lament across the Internet as the site remains offline.
On Thursday the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a 4-3 vote that police officers are not required to have a judge sign a warrant in order to search a suspect's cell phone. While this certainly sends up red flags for privacy advocates, and rightly so, there are certain requirements that need to be met for a cell phone search to be valid.
How much work goes into making 6-second Vines and three minute YouTube videos? Spoiler alert: a lot. Meet the Kloons, a sketch comedy trio that's poured blood, sweat, and tears into their work to hopefully produce lots and lots of laughs. Late last week, Digiday took a dive into the Kloons' world of YouTube video production to find out what it's like to be on the edge of breaking out into stardom.
Illegal file-sharing site The Pirate Bay could come back online on Feb. 1, based on a countdown clock that suddenly appeared on the site's holding page, Torrent Freak reports. The Pirate Bay, the world's largest file-sharing site, has been offline since police in Stockholm raided a web hosting company on Dec. 9 . Previously, that timer was counting up from the date that police shut down the site.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) believes President Barack Obama's "Net Neutrality" agenda could lead to US presidents acting like dictators. In an email fired off to critics of Obama's plan on Wednesday, Sasse cited Russia, China, Iran, and Turkey as examples of what happens when government regulates the internet.
The UK's advertising regulator is launching a crackdown on brands that give YouTube stars free gifts or pay for products to appear in vloggers' videos without clearly labeling the video as advertising.
The companies are now arguing whether the case should go to the Supreme Court. Google is trying to get the court to rule, while Oracle this week asked the court not to hear the case.why they think an Oracle win would be bad for the computer industry.The original lawsuit had some of the biggest names in tech on the stand testifying, like Google chairman Eric Schmidt.
"Deep Web" will give the inside story of one ofthe the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century — the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht , the entrepreneur alleged to be “Dread Pirate Roberts,” founder of online black market Silk Road. On February 4, Ulbricht was found guilty of all seven criminal charges against him and now faces life in prison.
Just when it looked like Sony Picture's comedy The Interview was able to be enjoyed by viewers throughout the U.S. (and by downloaders around the world ) without further scandal or fear from hackers and North Korea, it looks like the movie is about stir up further controversy.
In a major victory for book publishers, the UK's High Court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to blockseveral sites offering pirated e-books. The decision means that BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and EE now have 10 days to comply and ensure their customers can't access the following link depositories: AvaxHome, Ebookee, Freebookspot, Freshwap, Libgen, Bookfi and Bookre.
Most kids nowadays, particularly those who have Internet access and gadget-toting parents/guardians, have been watching TV shows not on an actual TV anymore but through YouTube . And while the video channel does have filters in place, we all know that "inappropriate" videos slip in every once in a while (okay, a lot of times) when you're not looking or supervising their viewing time.