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Facebook Finally Cracks Down On Video Piracy
/ August 27, 2015 3:37 pm
Facebook Finally Cracks Down On Video Piracy

TechCrunch reports "Today, Facebook is trying to rectify its poor management of controlling video piracy on its site and appease video creators who have been getting kind of pissed off at the site with a series of new updates. Facebook currently uses a program called Audible Magic to identify when someone uploads a video that violates someone else’s intellectual property.". Read More

T-Mobile Refuses To Block Access To The Pirate Bay
/ August 26, 2015 12:58 pm
T-Mobile Refuses To Block Access To The Pirate Bay

TechCrunch reports "T-Mobile’s Austrian branch is refusing to comply with a request from a music rights group to block access to the popular torrenting site The Pirate Bay in the country, Torrent Freak reports. The Pirate Bay has faced particularly strong opposition in Austria in the past month. The mobile network operator A1 Telekom Austria was ordered to block access to the site for its subscribers by the Commercial Court of Vienna earlier this month.". Read More

YouTube expands royalty-free music library
/ August 24, 2015 1:50 pm
YouTube expands royalty-free music library

Streamdaily.tv reports "It seems YouTube is pulling out more stops in an effort to keep its content creators happy. The Google-owned video giant confirmed that it has expanded its library of royalty-free music for creators by more than 1,000 songs. Creators now have more options for background music and sound effects in videos without risking copyright violations.". Read More

A Conversation With the Fat Jew: ‘That’s Not Who I Am or What I’m About’
/ August 21, 2015 10:53 am
A Conversation With the Fat Jew: ‘That’s Not Who I Am or What I’m About’

Vulture reports "A week ago, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Instagram star the Fat Jew, a.k.a. the Fat Jewish, a.k.a. Josh Ostrovsky, signed with CAA, one of Hollywood’s largest agencies. The announcement opened up the floodgates for complaints that Ostrovsky has consistently stolen jokes or deliberately not credited people for content he posted to his account. On Thursday afternoon, Ostrovsky addressed the situation for the first time. Speaking exclusively with Vulture, he discussed the changing nature of social aggregation, how he has responded to the complaints, and whether he thinks he is a joke thief.". Read More

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You
/ August 21, 2015 10:41 am
Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Forbes reports "Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone and look through your contacts too. And it may share that information with its partners, so a whole load of companies could know exactly where you are and what you’re up to.". Read More

Relativity Bankruptcy Judge To Hear RKA Film Financing Complaints On Thursday
/ August 17, 2015 11:33 am
Relativity Bankruptcy Judge To Hear RKA Film Financing Complaints On Thursday

Deadline Hollywood reports "Relativity’s most vocal critic in its effort to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection will get a separate day in court later this week. RKA Film Financing wants U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael Wiles to let it go in to Relativity and seize unreleased films used as collateral for unpaid loans. The hearing on this and other requests will take place Thursday morning, according to a court filing this morning. Objections must be filed by tomorrow afternoon.". Read More

BMW is investigating whether Google’s Alphabet infringes trademark
/ August 14, 2015 2:03 pm
BMW is investigating whether Google’s Alphabet infringes trademark

Business Insider reports "BMW on Tuesday said it was looking into whether Google infringed any trademark rights after the Silicon Valley-based group set up a new company called Alphabet, which is also the name of a BMW subsidiary.". Read More

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