YouTube Has Yet More ContentID Issues

YouTube has major problems at present. Advertisers are leaving over claims of comment grooming, they’re deleting entire accounts over automated matching that’s idiotically overbroad, but the big story is its ContentID system. ContentID is the copyright enforcement method for the site, allowing automated claims. However, it has major drawbacks, mainly because it’s an automated system […]
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UK IPO Hunting Piracy Suppression Validator

Anti-Piracy efforts have never gone as planned. Enforcement actions have never produced the results that were promised, so what can be done? The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is now looking to commission outside research to evaluate just how effective its policies are, and how better enforcement can be made more effective to meet industry-led […]
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Dawn Prestwich Pines for the Past

Yesterday Dawn Prestwich penned an agonising plea for help, one seeking desperately for assistance with a terrible affliction. Only kidding. Yesterday Dawn Prestwich longed for a desire to return to the TV world of 30 years ago, in a thoroughly predictable rant in Hollywood newspaper Variety.The main target of her rant was Hana Beshara, the jailed […]
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Qentis Business Plan Doesn’t Add Up

There’s a claim by a Russian company called Qentis about creating ‘all images’ to try and monetise copyright by basically ‘creating all copyright’. It builds on an idea I helped explore at TorrentFreak back in 2011 on Quantum Computers. At the heart of both, is the idea of generating all content, mathematically. The problem is, […]
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Lawyer Confused by Creative Commons

When it comes to copyright, everyone’s an expert it seems. And often, what they think they know they really don’t. This is actually MORE common than you’d think with lawyers, who often become experts in a certain type of law, and think they can lecture other kinds. It’s not so rare, Law professors make lousy […]
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LIVEBLOG Prenda in Arizona – Who Will Go Full-Arpaio?

Ok, as requested, a liveblog for the hearing AF Holdings v Harris, a case being heard today in Arizona. I’m going to be a little cheeky and steal a little from DTD, but there are a number of questions that seem to be asked today, you can find them, and the Order, below the liveblog. […]
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