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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.

Vimeo in legal battle with 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.

Business publications now under local ownership

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. BizWest, through its ownership of Northern Colorado Business Report Inc., also controls DataJoe LLC, a Lakewood-based company that provides research tools for business journals and trade publications internationally. Will Killing Google Reader Increase Global Censorship? France, Cradle Of 'Three Strikes' Punishment, Explores Another Bad Idea: Killing Net Neutrality.

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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 Overhauls SafeSearch, Makes Explicit Content Harder to Find

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. But when you “filter explicit images” this particular search will show no results. 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. 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).

Saudi Arabia King Urges UN Resolution To Stop Insulting Prophets Eurasia Review

YouTube music takedown an error, says Universal - Prince Edward Island. All of In-Flight Safety's videos on YouTube have now been restored.

YouTube music takedown an error, says Universal - Prince Edward Island

Ping.fm is disappearing from hootsuite. Holder In The Hot Seat, Still Can't Explain Why DOJ Censored Hip Hop Blog. Back in December, right after it came out that the Justice Department had seized and censored a hip hop blog for over a year and then gave it back, effectively admitting that there was no legal basis for the censorship, Rep.

Holder In The Hot Seat, Still Can't Explain Why DOJ Censored Hip Hop Blog

Zoe Lofgren asked Attorney General Eric Holder about what happened in the case. 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.

The War for India's Internet - By Rebecca MacKinnon

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.

Hulu Sued By Insurance Company Over Privacy Violation Claims

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 Joins ‘TV Everywhere’ Trademark Fight

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. You’ve suggested that a tectonic shift is about to take place.

Charlie Rose Talks to Hulu CEO Jason Kilar

Explain.To me, it’s very similar to the invention of television, where you had movie houses and a very robust movie industry. Initially, the television was seen as the devil incarnate by people that worked in the content industry. As users flock to iTunes, Hulu and Netflix, TV stations struggle to survive. Now that viewing audience is becoming fragmented once again, social scientists say. Providence may sell Hulu stake to Comcast, Disney, News Corp. Hulu's Owners to Buy Out One Investor.

Nine out of ten new businesses fail. 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.

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.