A fight over the future of video streaming has been brewing for years — and it finally came to a head today, with a major electronic privacy organisation bowing out of the consortium that sets standards for the web.
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It seems the debate over the ownership of a monkey selfie has finally ended — a moment we never thought would come.
The operators of YouTube-MP3.org, a popular website for turning the audio tracks of YouTube videos into MP3s, have agreed to shut down the site and hand over the domain to the RIAA. This predictable outcome comes after 15 of the world's largest record companies filed a complaint in a California court. Poor little YouTube-MP3.org never had a chance.
In a rare instance of a record company doing the right thing, Sony became the first major label to legalise unofficial remixes and DJ mixes. It isn't like DJs were ever going to stop borrowing copyrighted samples for remixes. Remixes can't be stopped! But now, finally, you're going to start seeing more remixes on Spotify and Apple Music.
On Tuesday March 14, a group of former and inactive Mormons — who have leaked dozens of internal documents exposing the inner workings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — sent a legal letter to the LDS Church warning that MormonLeaks has no intention of ending their crusade for transparency.
Opinion: A recent report has indicated that Facebook intends to begin monetising videos via 'mid-roll' — short video ads that will cut in after 20 seconds of a video. The revenue from these ads will be split with the creator through a system similar to YouTube's — which is hugely problematic when so many popular videos on Facebook don't actually belong to the people who uploaded them.
The Australian Government has just released the Productivity Commission’s report into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements.
A day and a half — or less. That's how long there is until Amazon's new show The Grand Tour comes out, streaming on Amazon Prime. When do we get it in Australia? Not for at least another couple of weeks.
Two months — or more. That's how long there is until the BBC's visually stunning Planet Earth II airs in Australia, on standard definition free-to-air TV.
I want to watch both these shows, a lot. But I can't. Unless I pirate them, or use a VPN.
YouTube's automated — and somewhat zealous — copyright infringement system has struck again, this time close to home. Popular channel "Dash Cam Owners Australia", responsible for the compilation videos that appear frequently on Gizmodo, has been annihilated after a large number of "bogus" claims were made against its clips.
The English language is a voracious eater, consuming words and digesting them into whole new things. Sometimes words that used to be trademarked by companies pass into generic use — like escalator, thermos, and aspirin. And sometimes words live in limbo: still trademarked, but used all the time as generic terms. Here are 15 of those words.
Following on the heels of CBS' extremely detailed lawsuit against the fan film Axanar, we now hear that another Star Trek fan film has been told that it should probably stop. This time, it's Star Trek: Federation Rising.
Village Roadshow will team up with Hollywood heavyweights in the Australian Federal Court to force internet service providers to block customers' access to a website that streams copyrighted movies and TV shows like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Deadpool. This move is the first major test of Australia's new site-blocking laws under the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 introduced in the middle of last year.