Posts Tagged ‘youtube’

Warner Bros. Censorship of Greenpeace LEGO Video Backfires (Updated)

Warner Bros. have removed a Greenpeace campaign video from YouTube in which the group criticizes LEGO for partnering with Shell. Greenpeace is outraged, describing the takedown request as an attack on free speech. The environmental group informs TF it will challenge the removal while encouraging its supporters to upload the video everywhere.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and ... Full story

Open Source Chief at Redhat Hit With Bogus Copyright Claims

Bogus copyright claims on YouTube are getting more and more prevalent, but they only get exposure when they do damage to high-profile targets. Michael Tiemann is the Chief of Open Source Affairs at Redhat Inc. and apparently he can't use Creative Commons music in his uploads without being bombarded with copyright claims.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and ... Full story

Music Distributor Claims Right to Monetize JFK Speech

After uploading part of a JFK speech to YouTube, a TorrentFreak reader had a surprise when a music distribution company filed a complaint, claiming full monetization rights on the clip. Why would they do that to material in the public domain ? With the company involved refusing to respond, TF took a closer look.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing ... Full story

YouTube Hurts Music Album Sales, Research Finds

The music industry has often cited piracy as the main reason for the decline in music sales over the past decade, but new research suggests that YouTube may have played a role as well. Based on Warner Music's YouTube blackout, researchers conclude that the video streaming portal cost the label up to $40 million in lost album sales per year.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest ... Full story

RIAA Demands Personal Details of Pirating YouTube Users

After focusing on P2P file-sharers in the past, the RIAA is now going after pirating YouTube users. This month the music group obtained a subpoena at a federal court in California and has asked YouTube to hand over the IP-address, email and all other identifying information related to user(s) who uploaded two leaked Chris Brown videos.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, ... Full story

Google Refuses to Take Down Pirate-Movies-on-YouTube Sites

Following today's copyright settlement between Google and Viacom, it's interesting to note that YouTube still has plenty of illicit Hollywood content online. The MPAA has certainly noticed, with an effort last week to have several Popcorn Time-style dedicated web interfaces de-listed by Google, a request that was declined.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services. Full story

YouTube Ordered to Remove “Illegal” Copyright Blocking Notices

Music collecting society and anti-piracy group GEMA has scored a big victory in its long-running battle with Google-owned YouTube. A court has ordered the video giant to remove blocking messages which claim GEMA is to blame for thousands of videos being unavailable in Germany on copyright grounds.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and VPN services. Full story

Why YouTube’s Automated Copyright Takedown System Hurts Artists

For some, getting a copyright claim on their YouTube video might be an inconvenience. For others, it’s a massive headache that ignores copyright law… in the name of enforcing copyright law.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and VPN services. Full story