YouTube vs. Viacom

Posted by on March 19th, 2010
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YouTube: Viacom secretly posted its videos even as they sued us for not taking down Viacom videos

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

In a scorching post on the company’s blog, YouTube Chief Counsel Zahavah Levine accuses Viacom of going to great lengths to secretly upload videos to YouTube in order to take advantage of its promotional value even as they were suing YouTube, arguing that YouTube should be able to tell the difference between Viacom videos that were uploaded by actual infringers as opposed to Viacom employees and agents being paid to pretend to be infringers.

YouTube Details Hypocrisy of Viacom?s $1 Billion Lawsuit

from Mashable! by Adam Ostrow

YouTube: “For years, Viacom continuously and secretly uploaded its content to YouTube, even while publicly complaining about its presence there.”

from Google Blogoscoped by Philipp Lenssen

Study: Internet piracy taking big toll on jobs

from EurActiv.com by Gary

Over a million jobs and up to ?240 billion in business could be lost in the European Union over the next five years as a result of illegal downloading, according to a new study into Internet piracy.

Is the UK record industry arrogant or stupid?

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

In my latest Guardian column, “Is the music industry trying to write the digital economy bill?”, I look at the last two weeks’ events in the life of the UK Digital Economy Bill, a piece of legislation tailor-made for the record industry at the expense of the public interest, freedom and due process. The question I can’t answer is, does the record industry put on these vastly over-reaching shows of power because they don’t care about backlash, or are they just so arrogant that they don’t imagine that there will be a backlash?

Online Hate Sites Grow With Social Networks

from CyberLaw Blog by admin

Online Hate Sites Grow With Social Networks (New York Times)
Terrorists and racists are turning to online social networks and depending less on traditional Web sites, according to a new report on digital terror and hate speech. The report, by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, found a 20 percent increase in the number of hate and terrorist-abetting Web sites, social network pages, chat forums and micro-bloggers over the past year, to a total of 11,500.

Google May Leave China on April 10

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

Internet ad spending increased in 2009

from CyberJournalist.net by Jon

Internet display advertising expenditures increased 7.3 percent in 2009, aided by sharply higher spending from the telecom, factory auto and travel categories, according to data released today by Kantar Media, the leading provider of strategic advertising and marketing information. Total advertising expenditures fell 12.3 percent in 2009 to $125.3 billion as compared to 2008

Pre-modern blogs

from kottke.org by Jason Kottke

From the New York Review of Books blog (on Tumblr no less!), a consideration of some pre-blog and pre-Twitter writing that is bloggy in nature, including documents written of the events in London coffee houses and French cafes.

The Current State of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

from Mashable!
Dutch web monitoring company WatchMouse has done a thorough analysis of uptime and performance of 14 major URL shortening services, with quite disheartening results.by Muhammad Saleem

Many URL Shorteners Are Slow and Unreliable

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

MyBrain.net

from Eurozine articles by Geert Lovink
The neurological turn in recent Web criticism is summed up in the “Google makes us stupid” argument. Yet shouldn’t we be discussing the politics of network architecture instead? Geert Lovink examines the colonization of real-time and other trends in Web 2.0.

Embracing technology: how CNN and the NYT are fighting back

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Maria Conde

Thumbnail image for e-readers.jpgWith all the recent developments in media consumption on mobile devices, from state of the art e-readers and the sleek iPad to the advent of countless newspaper iPhone apps, it is no wonder technology has taken center stage among news companies.

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