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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. 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 | Archived Articles | Northern Colorado Business Report 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. 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. Dan Feiveson will continue as a partner in DataJoe.
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. A "save Google Reader" petition hosted by Change.org has received 125,000 signatures so far. Will Killing Google Reader Increase Global Censorship?
France, Cradle Of 'Three Strikes' Punishment, Explores Another Bad Idea: Killing Net Neutrality Not content with giving the world the "three strikes" approach to copyright enforcement, France has recently shown signs of wanting to undermine one of the Internet's foundations: net neutrality.
Google Overhauls SafeSearch, Makes Explicit Content Harder to Find December 17, 2012
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UN looks for an Internet "fix" | Blogs | ECN Magazine
'Father of the internet': Why we must fight for its freedom Cerf says several regimes reportedly propose an anonymity ban, making it easier to find dissidents.
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 Home » Life » Religion » Saudi Arabia King Urges UN Resolution To Stop Insulting Prophets By Arab News October 28, 2012
YouTube music takedown an error, says Universal - Prince Edward Island All of In-Flight Safety's videos on YouTube have now been restored. (CBC) A clerical error led to the grounding of some of a Maritime band's videos on YouTube, says Universal Music Group. Halifax-based In-Flight Safety saw five of its videos blocked on YouTube because of alleged copyright infringement, replaced with a notice that said, "This video contains content from UMG.
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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. 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. 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.
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.
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. Hulu Joins ‘TV Everywhere’ Trademark Fight
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