The Royal Scam: Content ID and Google’s Massive Profits From Piracy and Crime

Music Technology Policy

A prime example is YouTube’s standard practice of refusing to pay a revenue share retroactively after you catch them infringing your work using Content ID. The majors using Content ID have to employ still other means to catch them, sometimes manually, at great cost.

Lemley on Disappearing Content @marklemley

Media Law Prof Blog

Lemley, Stanford Law School, has published Disappearing Content. One of the great advantages of digital content has been that for the last forty years, people have had access to whatever content they want whenever Mark A. Here is the abstract.

Intapp Says It Will Acquire Content Management Company Repstor

LawSites

Intapp , a major provider of cloud-based business applications for larger law firms and financial services firms, said today it has signed an agreement to acquire Repstor , creator of Microsoft 365-based enterprise content management and team collaboration tools.

Actor Liability for Content – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

The post Actor Liability for Content – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Can an actor or voice artist be liable for performing scenes or quotes from existing plays, movies and TV shows? Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Survey Reveals The New Face of Law Firm Marketing: Zoom Meetings and Digital Content

LawSites

They also use video content and podcasts two to three times as much as no-growth firms. When use of technology is compared against growth, the survey finds that high-growth firms use content management technology nearly twice as much as no-growth firms (51.4%

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Crews on The Case Against Social Media Content Regulation@wayne_crews

Media Law Prof Blog

Competitive Enterprise Institute, has published The Case against Social Media Content Regulation: Reaffirming Congress’ Duty to Protect Online Bias, 'Harmful Content,' and Dissident Speech from the Administrative State as CEI, Issue Analysis 2020, no. Clyde Crews, Jr.,

Fagan on Optimal Social Media Content Moderation and Platform Immunities

Media Law Prof Blog

Frank Fagan, EDHEC Business School, is publishing Optimal Social Media Content Moderation and Platform Immunities in the European Journal of Law and Economics.

2016 Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Content ID is Still Just Piracy in Disguise: An Open Letter to Rightsholders and a Music Industry Ready to Renegotiate with a Monster

Music Technology Policy

Content ID, YouTube’s digital fingerprinting technology, is under fire lately for very good reason. Originally touted by YouTube as an effective method of blocking illegal uploads, Content ID was ostensibly the service’s way to protect copyright holders.

Tushnet on Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes @rtushnet

Media Law Prof Blog

Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard Law School, is publishing Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes in Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet (volume 10, 2019).

Copyright Office Initiates Study of “Ancillary Copyright Protections” Accorded to Publishers – Reviewing News Aggregation and Digital Media’s Use of News Content from Traditional Sources

Broadcast Law Blog

The Office issued a Notice of Inquiry seeking public comment on a variety of issues that could extend new protections to “press publishers” and perhaps other content creators that go beyond those accorded by traditional principles of copyright law.

Online Platforms Sidestep Claims over User Content Decisions and Social App Functions

New Media and Technology Law

This is illustrated by three recent decisions in which courts dismissed claims that sought to impose liability on providers for hosting or restricting access to user content and for providing a much-discussed social media app filter.

The Ennui of Learned Helplessness: Article 13 and the Five Lies in YouTube’s Content ID

Music Technology Policy

The platform itself has been using a type of copyright filter, its home-brewed Content ID, for over a decade. The algorithm compares newly uploaded footage against a database of registered videos, and demonetises (or takes down) any post containing matching content [which is also not quite right–it allows the user of Content ID to elect to block or monetize, with heavy pressure to monetize and not block]. Lie #2: Using Content ID Is Not Free.

What can You Do when Someone Uses Your Content Without Permission – Entertainment Law Asked and Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: What can you do when someone uses your content without permission? The DMCA stands for Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and provides for a so-called “safe harbor” for services that carry user-generated content, IF they have a procedure for taking down infringing content their users post. If someone is using your content without your permission, here are the steps. AUDIO: [link].

New Dashboard Makes It Easy To Find Practical Content on Wolters Kluwer’s Cheetah Legal Research Platform

Media Law

In recent years, legal research companies have increasingly put an emphasis on providing access to practical contentcontent such as forms, checklists and practice notes that focuses less on the law in a given area and more on how to get things done.

Learning Content in the Enterprise: Codecademy

Pathgather

You can view earlier installments here: Treehouse Informal learning (technical) Corporate MOOCs MOOCs Content libraries. The content is definitely designed for beginners, and it is great at what it does. My only other qualm is that the content seems aimed fairly exclusively at a beginner to early-intermediate audience. This is a challenge companies tend to face across all informal content, though there are solutions to be had.

Thomson Reuters Responds to ROSS, Saying Its Motion Never Denied it Stole Content

Media Law

Here is the statement: “Nowhere does ROSS deny that it surreptitiously stole content from Westlaw. Earlier today, I reported on the motion to dismiss filed by ROSS Intelligence in a lawsuit filed against it by Thomson Reuters.

Langvardt on Regulating Online Content Moderation @DetroitMercyLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Kyle Langvardt, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, is publishing Regulating Online Content Moderation in volume 106 of the Georgetown Law Journal (2018). Here is the abstract. The Supreme Court held in 2017 that “the vast democratic forums of

Online Content Distribution and Unfair Trading

Media Law Prof Blog

Katri Havu, University of Helsinki, is publishing Unfair Commercial Contracts and Online Content Distribution: Insights into Problems, Regulation and Potential of European Harmonization in Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen i Finland, 6/2014 (forthcoming). Commercial online content

ALM Updates Its Legal Radar ‘Automated Journalism’ Product with New Name, New Content and New Pricing

Media Law

During a preview briefing last week with Molly Miller , chief content officer at ALM, and Vanessa Blum , director of newsroom innovation, Miller told me that the initial launch of Legal Radar was somewhat of an experiment on ALM’s part.

Video Content and New Platforms

Media Law Prof Blog

Consumers have access to an ever increasing inventory of video content Rob Frieden, Pennsylvania State University College of Communications and Dickinson School of Law has published Next Generation Television and the Migration from Channels to Platforms. Here is the abstract.

Five Lies In YouTube’s Spin on Content ID

Music Technology Policy

YouTube has struck back with the usual squid ink trying to obfuscate Google’s absurdly ineffective Content ID and Content Management System (“CMS”), most recently to the New York Times. According to the Times : YouTube says that about 8,000 companies and organizations have access to Content IDand that independents may get access through affiliated companies and industry groups. You know, the way you have to be approved and have a license to use Content ID.

CRTC Changes Canadian TV Content Rules

Media Law Prof Blog

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says it is changing its approach toward broadcast content, and will no longer require specialty channels to include a specific amount of Canadian content. In addition, daytime Canadian tv will no longer include a

Canadian Users and Streaming US Content

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas of Fasken Martineau discusses provider liability in the case of Canadian users who "jump the geofence" in order to watch streamed US content. Ariel A. Read more here

Content Partners Sues Paramount

Media Law Prof Blog

Marc Cuban's Content Partners is suing Paramount Pictures for millions over what it alleges is breach of contract and fraud stemming from unpaid profits on various films such as "The Truman Show" and "A Civil Action," according to The Hollywood

Copyright and Content Online

Media Law Prof Blog

The prevalence of social production and the increase in User Generated Content Niva Elkin-Koren, University of Haifa Faculty of Law, is publishing Tailoring Copyright to Social Production, in volume 12 of Theoretical Inquiries in Law (2011). Here is the abstract.

Net neutrality or content neutrality?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski gave an important speech at the Brookings Institute today in an apparent embrace of net neutrality. He announced the agency has begun to formalize a set of principals that would prohibit Internet providers.

Ninth Circuit Releases Another Important CDA Section 230 Opinion With Broad Application – Automated Content Recommendation and Notification Tools Do Not Make Social Site the Developer of User Posts

New Media and Technology Law

In particular, there has been a trio of noteworthy circuit court-level opinions rejecting plaintiffs’ attempt to make an “end run” around the CDA based on the assertion that online service providers lose immunity if they algorithmically recommend or recast content in another form to other users of the site. Plaintiff, however, cannot plead around Section 230 immunity by framing these website features as content.

CBS, Netflix Seal Content Deal

Media Law Prof Blog

From The Hollywood Reporter: CBS and Netflix have entered into a two year deal to provide Netflix users streaming content of CBS Corp's material, including 90210, United States of Tara, Californication, and Dexter. In addition, Latin American subscribers will get

Snow on Content-Based Copyright Denial

Media Law Prof Blog

Ned Snow, University of South Carolina, is publishing Content-Based Copyright Denial in volume 90 of the Indiana Law Journal (2015). Here is the abstract. No principle of First Amendment law is more firmly established than the principle that government may

Bloomberg Law Now Fully Integrates BNA Content

Media Law

When it officially launched in December 2009, I wrote a review giving it credit for “getting into the game with swagger” by loading up on primary legal content, creating its own editorial enhancements, and developing its own citator to rival Shepard’s and KeyCite. Now, Bloomberg Law subscribers have full access to all BNA content. “It’s been a joy working with a legal research platform where we could not just post the content, but actually build it into Bloomberg Law.

Do the Distinctions Between "Content-Neutral" and "Content-Based" Still Serve Us Well?

Media Law Prof Blog

George Wright, Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis), has published Content-Neutral and Content-Based Regulations of Speech: A Distinction that is No Longer Worth the Fuss. The popular binary distinction between content-based and content-neutral regulations of Here is the abstract.

Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Content ID is Still Just Piracy in Disguise: An Open Letter to Rightsholders and a Music Industry Ready to Renegotiate with a Monster

Music Technology Policy

Content ID, YouTube’s digital fingerprinting technology, is under fire lately for very good reason. Originally touted by YouTube as an effective method of blocking illegal uploads, Content ID was ostensibly the service’s way to protect copyright holders. But Content ID quickly morphed into a self-serving massive moneymaker. YouTube dangles Content ID and monetization in general in front of music creators to lure us to participate. Content ID Offers a Pathetic Deal.

Russian-Language Video Service eTVnet Sued for Allegedly Streaming Stolen Content

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit claims the service is harming competitors, customers and copyright owners. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Video Games with Gay Content

Digital Media Law

If you’re a gay gamer (a gaymer ), you might have wished from time to time to find a game or two with some gay/lesbian content. Lucky for you, someone has prepared a list of such games. That someone is a conservative, and evidently homophobic, investment advisory firm, but no matter—we appreciate the list.

Faza: It’s the Content, Stupid!

Music Technology Policy

The safe-harbour provisions shield service providers from liability for infringements perpetrated by their users, provided they expeditiously take down infringing content of which they have been notified – that is how it works in practice, at least. One thing I believe everyone can agree on is that the safe-harbour (aka “notice-and-takedown”) provisions of the DMCA aren’t working as they should.

Graber on the Future of Online Content Personalization

Media Law Prof Blog

Graber, University of Zurich, Faculty of Law, has published The Future of Online Content Personalisation: Technology, Law and Digital Freedoms as i-call Working Paper Series (University of Zurich). Christoph B. Here is the abstract. As online information is increasingly tailored

Television Content Regulation In India

Media Law Prof Blog

Arpan Banerjee has published Television Content Regulation in India: Are News Channels Crying Wolf? at 21 Entertainment Law Review (no. 58) (2010). Here is the abstract. Comments on the Indian Broadcasting Services Regulation Bill 2007 and the News Broadcasting Standards

Will Facebook’s Recent Announcement of Changes to News Feed Affect Legal Immunities for User Content?

New Media and Technology Law

Facebook recently announced that it would make changes to its news feed to prioritize content that users share and discuss and material from “reputable publishers.” These changes are part of what Mark Zuckerberg says is a refocusing of Facebook from “ helping [users] find relevant content to helping [users] have more meaningful social interactions.” Online Content Social Media CDA Section 230 Facebook news feed social media

Europe Becomes Friendlier to Lawsuits Over Online Content (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The European Court of Justice addresses a world where content published online is accessed universally and what the "ubiquity" of content means for libel, publicity, and privacy lawsuits. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business International

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Five Lies In YouTube’s Spin on Content ID

Music Technology Policy

Here’s a blast from the not so distant past on Content ID groundhog day… MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY. YouTube has struck back with the usual squid ink trying to obfuscate Google’s absurdly ineffective Content ID and Content Management System (“CMS”), most recently to the New York Times.

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Google Extends Commitments with the FTC over Crawling of Third-Party Content for Use in Own “Vertical” Sites

New Media and Technology Law

In a blog post last month, Google announced that it would extend certain commitments it made to the FTC in 2012 that were set to expire relating to, among other things, the scraping of third-party content for use on certain Google “vertical search” properties such as Google Shopping. As part of the extended commitment, Google reserved the right to display content that was sourced independently or to otherwise crawl and index web content to innovate in search.

The Legal Content Companies that Matter Most

Media Law

Thanks to Joe Hodnicki at Law Librarian Blog for the pointer to EContent’s latest list of the 100 companies that matter most in the digital content industry. The list includes a fair number of companies that provide content to the legal community, including Bloomberg, BNA, Reed Elsevier, Thomson Reuters and Wolters Kluwer.

Haupt on Professional Speech and the Content-Neutrality Trap @ColumbiaLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Haupt, Columbia University Law School and Yale University Information Society Project, is publishing Professional Speech and the Content-Neutrality Trap in volume 127 of the Yale Law Forum (2017). Claudia E. Here is the abstract. The Eleventh Circuit’s en banc decision