Copyright Consultation on ContentID

Automated takedown tooks are a pain. They’re very much a case of “If X = Y Then do Z” As such, they’re really unsuitable for anything beyond automated detection of something, and they certainly shouldn’t be used as a means of automated enforcement of anything. Shira Perlmutter doesn’t think like that though, as we discussed […]
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Tetch Talk Ep 4 – 10 Years After SOPA/PIPA

Ten years ago, the internet, including this site, blacked out in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act, and the PROTECTIP Act. In this special episode I talk about the history of the protest, and what led to it. Long Time readers here would know that, prior to the protest, I called SOPA supporters A […]
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Prenda Lawyer Loses Appeal Against $1.5M Restitution Order for Copyright Trolling

The US 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled today that Paul Hansmeier must indeed pay back more than $1.5M in restitution for his Prenda law activities. The former lawyer who filed his appeal in late 2019 while serving his 14 year prison sentence, did not convince the court that his scheme was not criminal, […]
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EU Copyright Articles 13/15/17: What It Means in the USA – Dragon Con 2019

As part of the ongoing series of Dragon Con panel videos, here’s the panel from the 2019 Dragon Con EFForums track, on the new copyright laws passed in the European Union (Articles 13/15/17) and what that will mean to those of us over here in the US As part of the ongoing series of Dragon […]
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Dragon Con 2019 Panels

So, yet again, I’m listed as an Attending Pro for this years Dragon Con, and you’ll be able to find me at a grand total of 7 events, 6 panels, and a race. This year I’ll be speaking on the EFForums, Robotics, TrekTrack, and BritTrack, while I’ll be a judge (and possibly cameraman) for the […]
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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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