At some point in the coming days, there will be an announcement for the new head of the U.S. Copyright Office. I fully expect that everyone will have their litmus test for whether the new person (called the “Register” for historical reasons that have probably outlived their usefulness) should be appointed. The fact is that […]
If you’ve been following Rep. Ted Deutch’s “Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture” bill co-sponsored with Rep. Vern Buchanan, it may come as a surprise that there is actually such a thing as “animal crush” videos. It’s just too sad to really discuss in any detail–other than to commend Reps Deutch and Buchanan for stepping up […]
When safe harbors for companies like YouTube were created 20 years ago, it was with the idea of providing a little latitude to reasonable people acting reasonably on the condition of being a neutral platform–for not creating an app for Room 101 where 2+2=5. Europe for Creators makes an important call on YouTube for equal time on the YouTube network.
“What no one tells you about Article 13” As we’ve read in recent reporting from Europe, Google’s Susan Wojcicki has been twisting arms among their “YouTubers” to put out videos not only opposing Article 13, but also using the Google party line. Now that’s starting to backfire because Ms Susan doesn’t really understand how this […]
A very interesting idea in a must read post from Zdnet’s Tom Foremski (“Google’s internal spy system was Chinese hacker target”) suggests a much more plausible reason why Google is up in arms about Chinese hackers stealing data–it was data from Google‘s own spy system. Google is trying to hide behind a human rights spin–according […]
It will be interesting to learn more about the how, when and why, and more importantly who about this case.
I note that the quotations from Fred von Lohman, the Mystic Knight of the EFFluviati, that appeared in the press on the Veoh case were somewhat guarded. We learn from our spectacular defeats—Grokster in Fred’s case. The industry sentiment regarding Veoh reminds me of reaction to the lower court decisions in Grokster—this simply cannot be […]
I don’t know about you, but I know when I go to one of these trick weddings, I am usually thinking about the door right about the time I realize that somebody had a one-joke idea for their wedding. A one-joke idea is a skit or play that is over after you see the first […]