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YouTube restores Obama videos, refuses to explain takedown policies

arstechnica.com
Four YouTube videos that had apparently been taken down earlier this week due to dubious copyright claims by the music publisher BMG Rights Management have once again become available to American audiences. The videos showed President Obama singing the opening line of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." One of the...
YouTube restores Obama videos, refuses to explain takedown policies

Online radio network Radionomy hits 13m listeners, targets US next with new San Francisco office

thenextweb.com
French-Belgian Internet radio company Radionomy this morning announced that it has attracted more than 13 million unique listeners worldwide since its initial debut back in in 2008. Furthermore, its network currently boasts more than 6,000 user-programmed online radio stations that generate more than 42 million listening hours every month. The...
Online radio network Radionomy hits 13m listeners, targets US next with new San Francisco office
YouTube reinstates Romney campaign ad after reviewing copyright claims

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

ZEFR acquires Pipewave, moves toward serving both brands and content owners on YouTube

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ZEFR, a company we’ve long known as MovieClips and as the definitive provider of content rights management for Hollywood studios on YouTube, is looking to spread its wings. The three year old Los angeles startup that’s already serving more than 1 billion video views per month has recently hinted at expansion...
ZEFR acquires Pipewave, moves toward serving both brands and content owners on YouTube

What You Should Know About ACTA and Your Rights

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The most controversial measures of concern to Internet users in the final version of the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) for most Internet users are 1) that signing governments pledge to allow copyright holders a way to request, under court warrant, personal information about a suspected infringer from that person's...
What You Should Know About ACTA and Your Rights
BMG bans Romney campaign ad from YouTube, apparently over Obama cover song
Major label uses DMCA to take down Romney ad of Obama crooning

Satellite TV Provider DirecTV Makes Strategic Investment In Video Ad Startup FreeWheel

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Video ad company FreeWheel is announcing this morning a big new client, which is also making a strategic investment in the firm. Satellite TV provider DirecTV has chosen the startup to improve monetization on new digital platforms, and has taken an equity stake in FreeWheel to help make it happen....
Satellite TV Provider DirecTV Makes Strategic Investment In Video Ad Startup FreeWheel

Twilio Adds Multi-User Permission For Its Account Portal As It Steps Further Into The Enterprise Space

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On Tuesday, Twilio announced the creation of a permission-based system to help manage multiple users. Multi-user is geared towards helping companies segment roles based on which team member has access to what data within the Twilio account. What’s more, it’s also another step the telecommunications-focused company is taking towards the...
Twilio Adds Multi-User Permission For Its Account Portal As It Steps Further Into The Enterprise Space
Google reaches “ground-breaking” deals with French publishers for out-of-print books

Aimed for a 2012 release, SharePoint 15 will contain an app store

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SharePoint as a product has become so popular that there now exists a cottage industry for simply working on where it will go next. Bjorn Furuknap is part of that field. He has taken his USPJ Academy business, which provides SharePoint training, and extended it to include the selling of research looking...
Aimed for a 2012 release, SharePoint 15 will contain an app store

Adobe Reader for iOS and Android updated with cloud storage support

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On Monday, Adobe dropped details for an update to its iOS and Android versions of Reader. The most noteworthy enhancement here is the introduction of cloud file storage with Acrobat.com, which allows users to view and edit documents seamlessly across mobile and desktop devices, à la Google Docs Google...
Adobe Reader for iOS and Android updated with cloud storage support

Security Manager's Journal: Information rights management: Magic bullet or dud?

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Our manager seeks a way to protect information on a network whose perimeter is blurring in the age of SaaS....
Security Manager's Journal: Information rights management: Magic bullet or dud?
Harry Potter series now available for free in Kindle Owners' Lending Library

BMG Demands $20 For Pirated Bruno Mars / Eminem Downloads

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Ok, so you’ve been caught downloading the latest hits from the Internet without placing money in the pockets of the record labels first, and – according to them – you need to be punished. In a nightmare scenario you could follow in the footsteps of Jammie Thomas by getting dragged...
BMG Demands $20 For Pirated Bruno Mars / Eminem Downloads

Rightster Studio: Seeking an Online Video Series

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Rightster first made news last year by live-streaming Rupert Murdoch’s grilling at the Levenson inquiry direct to Facebook. Now, the digital video company is announcing the launch of Rightster Studio. The studio is their platform for monetizing and creating content for original shows while putting their own team to work one-on-one with...
Rightster Studio: Seeking an Online Video Series
How Google beat Apple to a streaming music service

Yes, video of Obama belting out "I'm so in love with you" is fair use

arstechnica.com
The music publisher BMG Rights Management appears to have used the DMCA takedown process to remove another video of the commander-in-chief belting out "I'm so in love with you." The video, one of many uploaded in the wake of an event at the Apollo Theater earlier this year, was made...
Yes, video of Obama belting out "I'm so in love with you" is fair use

Spain to Crackdown on Pirate Sites and Outlaw File-Sharing

torrentfreak.com
In January 2012 it was revealed that the United States, tired with Spain’s apparent lack of protection for intellectual property, had threatened to put the European country on a trade blacklist. Four months later Spain introduced the so-called Sinde Law which was designed to offer greater protections for rightsholders. It...
Spain to Crackdown on Pirate Sites and Outlaw File-Sharing

iPad DRM Thoughts

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iPad DRM Thoughts is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedDylan feels that the iPad is a step back in content consumption, due to the fact that there is DRM all over it. We’ve tried so hard to...
iPad DRM Thoughts
YouTube signs music licensing deal with BMG and eight other publishers

AOL seeks to bridge the online video & TV divide, announces a tie-up to target traditional TV advertisers

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AOL may well be stripping back its products with the shuttering of AOL Music, as well as recently offloading About.me 2 years after its initial acquisition, but the online media behemoth made a handful of announcements today that suggests it’s gearing up for a pretty big year. AOL chases TV-media...
AOL seeks to bridge the online video & TV divide, announces a tie-up to target traditional TV advertisers

Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm

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Protests against controversial anti-piracy controls hobble game publisher Ubisoft has confirmed its rights management servers were hit by a fierce DDoS attack over the weekend that left some customers unable to play its games for much of Sunday.…What is your recession sales strategy?...
Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm

Adobe Reader, MyFitnessPal, Amazing Alex, Path, Quickoffice, Skype, and more

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Click to view slideshow. Many apps updated, went on sale, or made announcements recently, and 9to5Mac gathered the most noteworthy ones in our regular round up below. Today’s selection includes a couple of announcements by Adobe and MyFitnessPal, a big update from QuickOffice, a few smaller tweaks to popular games...
Adobe Reader, MyFitnessPal, Amazing Alex, Path, Quickoffice, Skype, and more
ZEFR to Host a Hackathon Uniting Film and Technology Communities

Peter Gabriel's digital music rights company CueSongs concludes BMG deal, all the majors now on board

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Digital music licensing hub CueSongs has announced that it has concluded agreements with BMG Rights Management, meaning it now has deals in place with all the major music publishers for online licensing – EMI Music Publishing, SonyATV, Universal Music Publishing and Warner Chappell, in addition to the bigger independents such...
Peter Gabriel's digital music rights company CueSongs concludes BMG deal, all the majors now on board

You cannot copyright a Tweet

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Shared by Bud Tweets count as short phrases under copyright law, so the assertion is that you cannot copyright them. I do find this notion of rights management pushing into everything rather invasive. Contrary to popular belief and Twitter’s terms of service, you cannot copyright a Tweet. Under US law,...
You cannot copyright a Tweet

MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

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I thought I knew all there was to know about MovieClips. If you asked me to summarize their business, I would have said, “They post short clips of premium Hollywood movies on YouTube and put some ads up next to the content.” But I would have been completely wrong....
MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It
Sorenson Media CEO Peter Csathy Tapped To Lead Manatt's Digital Media Group
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