Vimeo in legal battle with Capitol Records over lip-sync videos. Internet video streaming service Vimeo have found themselves in hot water with entertainment giants Capitol Records over lip-sync videos.
You know those short grainy videos of people mouthing the words to a track, usually accompanied by the original track itself? Those are lip-sync videos and apparently they’re a big problem. Capitol Records have decided that these posts are a breach of copyright, and have taken legal action against Vimeo. Business publications now under local ownership. FORT COLLINS - Jeff Nuttall and Christopher Wood, founders of the Northern Colorado Business Report, have acquired NCBR and its sister business publications in Colorado and Wyoming.
BizWest Media LLC, a newly formed company led by Wood and Nuttall, closed Friday on a deal that includes NCBR, based in Fort Collins; the Boulder County Business Report, based in Boulder; and the Wyoming Business Report, based in Cheyenne and Casper, as well as various industry directories, magazines, websites and events. Will Killing Google Reader Increase Global Censorship? After Google unceremoniously announced it would be killing Reader later this year, much of the outraged response focused on its use in the U.S.
But there's a whole other aspect to the service: for thousands of users around the world, it's one of the few ways they can get around their country's censors. France, Cradle Of 'Three Strikes' Punishment, Explores Another Bad Idea: Killing Net Neutrality.
Google Overhauls SafeSearch, Makes Explicit Content Harder to Find. December 17, 2012 Google Overhauls SafeSearch, Makes Explicit Content Harder to Find By Jennifer Cowan in Breaking News Google Those searching for porn on Google will now have to be a little more explicit — pun intended — in their queries.
Google’s SafeSearch setting and images search algorithm was updated late last week to keep nudity and porn out of search results unless specifically asked for. Groups. Google "Censors" Porn in Image Search. The mighty promoter of the free Internet for all, freedom of expression and the like, has made a significant change to the way it displays explicit images in its image search. reddit users, and not only them, are in disbelief, and their concerns about censorship attracted immediate media attention. While Google denies intent of censorship, users can no longer find porn easily with Google image search. The ability to turn SafeSearch on and off on Google image search is now replaced with “filter explicit images” and “report offensive images.”
Google image results for a common sex act are funny and far from porn. UN looks for an Internet "fix" 'Father of the internet': Why we must fight for its freedom. Spineless Web Host Shutters Site Over Toothless Legal Threat Because Comments Are Too Much Trouble. What is it with hosting companies who are quick on the trigger to take down entire sites in a kneejerk response to legal threats, going way, way beyond their legal obligations?
We recently wrote about hosting firm ServerBeach taking down 1.5 million blogs over a single copyright claim (when to keep their DMCA safe harbors, they only needed to take down the one bit of content highlighted). Saudi Arabia King Urges UN Resolution To Stop Insulting Prophets Eurasia Review. By Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday urged the United Nations to adopt a resolution condemning those states and groups that abuse divine religions and Prophets (peace be upon them).
Addressing a reception given to prominent personalities and heads of foreign Haj missions at Mina Palace, he urged Muslims to strengthen their unity. YouTube music takedown an error, says Universal - Prince Edward Island. All of In-Flight Safety's videos on YouTube have now been restored.
(CBC) Ping.fm is disappearing from hootsuite. Holder In The Hot Seat, Still Can't Explain Why DOJ Censored Hip Hop Blog. The War for India's Internet - By Rebecca MacKinnon. "65 years since your independence," a new battle for freedom is under way in India -- according to a YouTube video uploaded by an Indian member of Anonymous, the global "hacktivist" movement.
With popular websites like Vimeo.com blocked across India by court order, the video calls for action: "Fight for your rights. Fight for India. " Over the past several weeks, the group has launched distributed denial-of-service attacks against websites belonging to Internet service providers, government departments, India's Supreme Court, and two political parties. Street protests are being planned for this coming Saturday, June 9, in as many as 18 cities to protest laws and other government actions that a growing number of Indian Internet users believe have violated their right to free expression and privacy online. A lively national Internet freedom movement has grown rapidly across India since the beginning of this year.
India is not China or Iran, however. Hulu Sued By Insurance Company Over Privacy Violation Claims. It's often said that the law has trouble keeping up with new technology, but perhaps it's also the case that insurance has trouble keeping up with new law.
On Wednesday, Hulu was sued by its insurer, Hartford Casualty Insurance Company, which is seeking a confirmation that it doesn't have to provide coverage on claims that Hulu is violating consumer privacy by tracking users' online activity with cookies and other identifiers on users' computers. At issue in the insurer's lawsuit is whether insurance concepts like "bodily injury" and "property damage" apply to the alleged harm that entertainment fans experience when watching their favorite TV shows and movies online.
For the past few years, Hulu and other big media companies have been fighting class action claims over so-called "zombie cookies," which re-spawn even when users clear their Internet browsers of data files. STORY: THR's 2012 Digital Power 50 The general liability coverage insured against "bodily injury and property damage. " Hulu Joins ‘TV Everywhere’ Trademark Fight. 5 Mar, 2012By: Erik Gruenwedel Hulu has joined a group of media companies filing complaints against Dish Network’s attempt to trademark the term “TV Everywhere.”
Hulu, which is co-owned by The Walt Disney Co., News Corp. and NBC Universal, Feb. 29 filed formal opposition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Appeal Board claiming TV Everywhere is a “merely descriptive” generic term that should not be owned by a private entity. Charlie Rose Talks to Hulu CEO Jason Kilar. As users flock to iTunes, Hulu and Netflix, TV stations struggle to survive. Providence may sell Hulu stake to Comcast, Disney, News Corp. Hulu's Owners to Buy Out One Investor. Portland high schools take byte out of laptop use at home. April 30, 2012 District adding filtering software to block social networking, video streaming sites. Is Hulu About to Turn the Screws on Consumers? Hulu may force viewers to prove they are pay TV subscribers.
Apple, Zynga In Top Five Trademark Bullies, ICC Releases IP Roadmap: Intellectual Property. Tech giants Apple and Zynga are among the top five trademark “bullies”, according to new data, which identifies companies involved in the highest number of trademark infringement cases. The findings, published by trademark search engine Trademarkia, are based on data from the US Patent and Trademark Office. Kellogg North America appears as the top trademark “bully” for 2011, followed by The Lance Armstrong Foundation, Apple, Zynga and snowboard maker K-2. The legal team of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was ranked number eight. Grammy Watch.
Twitter Caves To International Censorship Laws. Jane on WordPress Protests the Protect IP Act. The blackout on WordPress.org is active. What the SOPA blackout really looks like. SOPA protests: Southwest Michigan reacts to day of Internet blackouts. Stand against SOPA/PIPA - METANORN. Show your opposition to SOPA/PIPA by participating in Internet Blackout on Wednesday The Lies Of NBCUniversal's Rick Cotton About SOPA/PIPA. Red 5 Starts League For Gamers as Alternative to ESA, to Fight SOPA/PIPA. Namecheap Joins in SOPA/PIPA Blackout by www.