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YouTube improves upload process with optional notifications and new tags editor

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Google on Thursday announced three new features for YouTube publishers: the ability to upload public videos that won’t set off subscriber notifications, custom thumbnails that can be set while a video is uploading, and a revamped tags editor. The tweaks come in response to feedback from publishers requesting the changes....
YouTube improves upload process with optional notifications and new tags editor

Google porn-bans Reddit Android app for linking to… Reddit

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Within the past 24 hours Google Play removed and banned indie developer Andrew Shu’s Reddit Is Fun app from its market.Google Play’s brief email told Shu the app - a fan-created link client - is a “Violation of the sexually explicit material provision of the Content Policy.”The much-loved Reddit Is...
Google porn-bans Reddit Android app for linking to… Reddit

Ed Snowden Leaves Hong Kong, Seeks Asylum In Ecuador, As US Officials Flip Out

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Snowden had a few options available to him in Hong Kong despite facing extradition for espionage and theft charges. Beyond the appeals process that would have held off the inevitable for several years, there were certain built-in safety nets (the "political offense exception" built into the US-Hong Kong extradition treaty...
Ed Snowden Leaves Hong Kong, Seeks Asylum In Ecuador, As US Officials Flip Out

YouTube's Copyright Protection System Got A Tweak, Needed An Overhaul

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YouTube's five-year-old Content ID program, designed to minimize the copyright infringement inherent in accepting user-generated content, once epitomized corporate bullying of small-time creatives. The company took a decisive turn yesterday when it announced an appeals process for users whose content has been removed or demonetized, plus a new algorithm to...
YouTube's Copyright Protection System Got A Tweak, Needed An Overhaul

It's back (again): NY's highest court approves Uber, Lyft, green taxis in one fell swoop

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Today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced two noteworthy decisions by the state’s Court of Appeals that is a victory for ridesharing companies in the city. The rulings essentially will help see the city’s e-hail pilot program come back online and also the arrival of “green taxis”. The two...
It's back (again): NY's highest court approves Uber, Lyft, green taxis in one fell swoop

Interesting Strategy: Rockstar Games To Dump Cheaters Into A Game Where They Only Play Other Cheaters

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Gamers who cheat are an issue that lots of online games have to deal with, though some are much more aggressive than others. In the past, we've argued that it's overkill to ban such players completely, especially when the "cheats" are really just exposing glitches or bugs in the game...
Interesting Strategy: Rockstar Games To Dump Cheaters Into A Game Where They Only Play Other Cheaters

Judge in Oracle vs. Google Patent Case Demands to Know if Companies Paid Reporters

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The patent lawsuit between Google and Oracle's over the use of Java in Android was, for all intents and purposes, won by Google. There are still a few loose ends for the judge in the suit, William Alsup, to take care of before the case is officially wrapped up. Today,...
Judge in Oracle vs. Google Patent Case Demands to Know if Companies Paid Reporters

Cisco Has Enough Of TiVo Patent Claims, Files To Invalidate TiVo Patents

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Over the past few years, as competition in the DVR market has become tougher, TiVo has become more and more reliant on using its patents to stop competition and innovation, rather than focusing on competing in the marketplace. its most famous case was the one against EchoStar, which even included...
Cisco Has Enough Of TiVo Patent Claims, Files To Invalidate TiVo Patents

Federal Circuit speeds up proceedings for Galaxy Nexus appeal

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit just entered an order that contains good news for Samsung. As the Korean electronics giant requested, its appeal of the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus will be evaluated on the fast track. Samsung has until Monday (July 16) to file...
Federal Circuit speeds up proceedings for Galaxy Nexus appeal

Apple's rubber banding patent used in Samsung trial declared invalid

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A report from FossPatents today (via MacRumors) covering a Samsung filing with U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh shows the United States Patent and Trademark Office has declared 20 claims related to Apple’s rubber-banding patent invalid. One of the claims was even used against Samsung as part of Apple’s $1 billion...
Apple's rubber banding patent used in Samsung trial declared invalid

YouTube rolling out improved Content ID & new appeals process

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YouTube is rolling out some nice improvements for content owners announcing on the Official YouTube Blog improvements to Content ID and a new appeals process for copyright claims. YouTube launched Content ID five years ago allowing content owners to upload reference files in order to automatically identify user-uploaded videos that...
YouTube rolling out improved Content ID & new appeals process

Ajit Nazre, The VC At The Center Of The Kleiner Sex Scandal, Has Resurfaced On The Other Side Of The Planet

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Two key players in the Kleiner Perkins sex scandal are now at opposite ends of the world. Ajit Nazre and Ellen Pao allegedly had an affair that went sour when they worked together as partners at the venture-capital firm. Pao filed a lawsuit, alleging that Nazre had pressured her into...
Ajit Nazre, The VC At The Center Of The Kleiner Sex Scandal, Has Resurfaced On The Other Side Of The Planet
YouTube bows to criticism, extends options for appealing false Content ID copyright claims

SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

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Russian-language sites are protesting a bill submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament this week. The bill would create a national registry of blacklisted sites that contained child pornography, extremist ideas, and suicide- or drug-related content. Many of the bill's opponents say Duma Bill 89417-6 (titled "On protection of children...
SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

Google Finally Changes ContentID Appeals Process

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While some aspects of YouTube's ContentID feature have been quite cool, creating new ways for content creators to monetize their works, there have been significant problems too, especially in taking down legitimate content with little recourse for the uploader. Thankfully, it appears that the folks at YouTube have finally realized...
Google Finally Changes ContentID Appeals Process

YouTube upgrades Content ID, expands appeals process

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The Google unit's system for policing copyright violations will get smarter, thanks to a better appeals process and updated algorithms designed to identify unintentional claims before they do damage. [Read more]...
YouTube upgrades Content ID, expands appeals process

South Korea delays ban on iPads and iPhones until Apple can appeal

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Apple and Samsung have been recreating the Cold War through their own mutually assured destruction policy, and nowhere is that more apparent than their Pyrrhic victories in South Korea. For Apple, however, the pain will be just a little easier to bear. A Seoul court has confirmed that it's...
South Korea delays ban on iPads and iPhones until Apple can appeal

Apple's rubber banding patent used in Samsung trial declared invalid

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A report from FossPatents today (via MacRumors) covering a Samsung filing with U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh shows the United States Patent and Trademark Office has declared 20 claims related to Apple’s rubber-banding patent invalid. One of the claims was even used against Samsung as part of Apple’s $1 billion...
Apple's rubber banding patent used in Samsung trial declared invalid

YouTube scales back automatic Content ID takedowns, improves appeals process

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In the last several years Google has become quick to respond to complaints of copyright infringement. Unfortunately, its record in dealing with unfounded claims (specifically on YouTube) is a bit mixed. In particular the process for appealing a Content ID takedown has left many users frustrated and with little...
YouTube scales back automatic Content ID takedowns, improves appeals process

Apple Wins Key Victory in Motorola Patent War

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A German court has sided with Apple and banned Motorola from enforcing certain patents during the lengthy appeals process....
Apple Wins Key Victory in Motorola Patent War

Google: That Thing We Said About Manually Reviewing Borderline YouTube Takedowns? We Didn't Mean It That Way

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Earlier this week, YouTube made some news for changing the way its ContentID program works, including improving the appeals process. Among the improvements was one in which more "borderline" cases that ContentID matched, but without as high confidence that it was definitely infringing, would go through a slightly different process:...
Google: That Thing We Said About Manually Reviewing Borderline YouTube Takedowns? We Didn't Mean It That Way

US Secret Surveillance Court Approves All Domestic Spying Requests For A Second Year In A Row

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For the second year running, all snooping-on-citizens requests have been granted by our nation's most secret court, the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. A secretive federal court last year approved all of the 1,856 requests to search or electronically surveil people within the United States "for foreign intelligence...
US Secret Surveillance Court Approves All Domestic Spying Requests For A Second Year In A Row

TSMC reportedly getting mobile chip tryout with Apple

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Though Samsung has long been the supplier of all of Apple’s mobile processor needs, that may change soon. On Wednesday, reports out of Taiwan indicated that Apple is actively moving to take production of its A6X processor to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.: the company is reportedly going to start a...
TSMC reportedly getting mobile chip tryout with Apple

Judge calls for "global patent peace" as Apple, Samsung fight anew

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Apple and Samsung were back in court Thursday for the first major hearing since Apple’s trouncing of the Android device maker in August with a $1 billion verdict. But rather than making progress on the remaining points of contention — alleged juror misconduct, product sales bans, and a reduction or...
Judge calls for "global patent peace" as Apple, Samsung fight anew

Motorola Scores Initial ITC Ruling Against Microsoft Over Xbox

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The International Trade Commission issued a preliminary ruling on Monday that Microsoft’s Xbox game player infringes on patents held by Motorola Mobility. The case is one of several pending between Microsoft and Motorola. An administrative law judge held that Microsoft infringed on four Motorola patents, but that it did not...
Motorola Scores Initial ITC Ruling Against Microsoft Over Xbox

Copyright Is Becoming Guilt By Accusation

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TorrentFreak has a good post about how copyright holders have been effective in moving copyright into a modern form of "witch trials" in which you are guilty based on accusations, and then have to go through a long, arduous and often biased-against-you process of proving your innocence. The article points...
Copyright Is Becoming Guilt By Accusation
Airbnb will fight regulators in New York City on behalf of host who was fined $2,400

Guy Who Was Buying & Selling Foreclosed Homes In Florida Wins $124 Million Patent Lawsuit

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Joe Mullin points us to a story of yet another ridiculous patent trolling lawsuit win. This involves a small company called Grail Semiconductor, who appears to have done nothing of note in the market... but did secure a patent (6,642,552 on "inductive storage capacitor") which it used to sue Mitsubishi...
Guy Who Was Buying & Selling Foreclosed Homes In Florida Wins $124 Million Patent Lawsuit

Copyright Is Becoming Guilt By Accusation

www.techdirt.com
TorrentFreak has a good post about how copyright holders have been effective in moving copyright into a modern form of "witch trials" in which you are guilty based on accusations, and then have to go through a long, arduous and often biased-against-you process of proving your innocence. The article points...
Copyright Is Becoming Guilt By Accusation

Google Executive Convicted In Italy for Down’s Video

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MILAN (Reuters) - A Milan court convicted three Google executives on Wednesday for violating the privacy of an Italian boy with Down’s syndrome by letting a video of him being bullied be posted on the site in 2006. Google will appeal the six-month suspended jail terms and said the verdict...
Google Executive Convicted In Italy for Down’s Video
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