Google Beats Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives

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A judge holds that YouTube isn't a "public forum" run by a "state actor." Business Politics Tech Business THR Online Google YouTube Politicsread more. THR, Esq.

Is YouTube The Lyor Show?

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You’ll hear a lot of trash talk about Lyor Cohen, but credit where it’s due–he gave an interview that interested me about how he sees his role at YouTube. So when Irving Azoff says of Google that YouTube doesn’t pay artists and songwriters adequately–even the top songwriters in the world who are members of Irving’s Global Music Rights–that’s entirely consistent with the predatory business model Jim DeLong identified.

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YouTube Will Drive Lyor Crazy

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Lyor Cohen is going to run YouTube Music. First, remember that YouTube has made a point of telling us how unimportant music is to their business. Why it is that YouTube has such little clout internally is anyone’s guess. So how could Lyor repair the problems with YouTube?

“YouTube for YouTube” @midem: @davidclowery and @theblakemorgan Review “YouTube For Artists”

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After doing that, YouTube’s attack on labels at MIDEM is triangulation of the first water particularly because I think that YouTube is simply a data profiling honeypot disguised as a video service. So here is the question: Is “YouTube for Artists” masking Google’s massive failure to innovate? I asked two working artists and artist rights advocates Blake Morgan and David Lowery what they thought about YouTube’s campaign.

“YouTube for YouTube” @midem: @davidclowery and @theblakemorgan Review “YouTube For Artists” Part 2

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After doing that, YouTube’s attack on labels at MIDEM is triangulation of the first water particularly because I think that YouTube is simply a data profiling honeypot disguised as a video service. So here is the question: Is “YouTube for Artists” masking Google’s massive failure to innovate? I asked two working artists and artist rights advocates Blake Morgan and David Lowery what they thought about YouTube’s campaign.

Japanese Superhero Caught in Film, YouTube Rights Dispute

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Heat Vision Television Television Culture Tech THR Online YouTubeTwo Japanese companies duel over who owns Ultraman outside his country of origin. read more. THR, Esq.

Guest Post by @schneidermaria:What Do Whore Houses, Meth Labs, and YouTube Have in Common?

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[Editor Charlie sez: We’re pleased to publish this guest post on YouTube written by Maria Schneider , a five-time GRAMMY-winning composer and bandleader, a board member of the Council of Music Creators , and an active supporter of MusicAnswers.org.]. youtube class action YouTube Meltdown

YouTube, Facebook and Moral Rights

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The place where we have problems, of course, is with the New Boss companies like YouTube, Google and Facebook. I was honored last year to have been asked to participate in a symposium on moral rights co-sponsored by the U.S.

YouTube Creates Financial Incentive for Counternotices that Profit YouTube

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Now YouTube has announced that it will hold money on ContentID claims unless the YouTube account files a counternotification, including ones based on the poster’s interpretation of fair use. If the lawsuit isn’t filed, then YouTube releases the money.

YouTube Confirms It’s Worthless

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Imagine walking into a product manager’s office and telling them to forget putting the band’s videos on YouTube because it’s worthless. YouTube is a key part of our marketing plan, and so on. of YouTube’s overall usage.

“ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube…”

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And of course YouTube has gotten away with it so far, just like Google has with so many of its bad acts. Video sites like YouTube sell ad time to companies, and the ads get automatically inserted before the videos play. Ads before isis video on YouTube?

@tpoletti: Google’s YouTube ad controversy should scare investors

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via @tpoletti: Google’s YouTube ad controversy should scare investors — Artist Rights Watch. creepy youtube YouTube Meltdown YouTube ScandalWhen is an “ad credit” actually a refund? As Chris wrote on MusicTech.Solutions, Google advertisers should be entitled to refunds stretching back years for Google’s failure to live up to its promises to protect advertisers from their ads appearing in terror videos.

Google’s Uncertain Trumpet: Why is YouTube still hidden in the search alphabet?

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What Google is essentially accomplishing is moving its riskier business lines under separate managers under the new Alphabet holding company but is leaving search, Android and YouTube in Google. (It What About YouTube? So why is YouTube still combined with search?

Must Read by @jamesbridle: Something is wrong on the internet [With YouTube Kids]

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Another YouTube fish story. The Values Gap redux: Must read post by James Bridle on the truly bizarre goings on at YouTube Kids. I’ve also been aware for some time of the increasingly symbiotic relationship between younger children and YouTube.

The YouTube plot thickens…

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Further follow up to my post on Wednesday regarding YouTube’s automated audio-muting of user-generated videos containing unlicensed music… According to this piece at the Hollywood Reporter. YouTube is taking things a step further… allowing users to REPLACE offending music in video soundtracks with pre-cleared music… (automatically?). Tags: copyright Film youtube Entertainment law fair use Intellectual property First Amendment

What if Legacy YouTube Licenses Went Away? Will Artist and Songwriter Opposition to YouTube Make it Easier for Labels and Publishers to Step Away from Licensing?

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In response to Mr. Azoff, one of the few in the music industry who has stood up to Google , a YouTube star asked why does the music industry keep taking the money from YouTube if it’s so awful. Uncategorized YouTube Meltdown Irving Azoff YouTube

Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Open Letter to YouTube, “Pushers” of Piracy

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[We’re pleased to post this open letter to YouTube written by Maria Schneider , a five-time GRAMMY-winning composer and bandleader, a board member of the Council of Music Creators , and an active supporter of MusicAnswers.org.]. Open Letter to YouTube, “Pushers” of Piracy.

YouTube Awards Tarnished by YouTube Hate Videos and Jihadi Recruitment

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Google has a lot of excuses for why they profit from piracy, but what is inexcusable is how YouTube profits from hate videos and war porn. YouTube is the communication medium of choice for another group of anti-Semites.

YouTube News

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From the Hollywood Reporter: Sarah Silverman and others announce new YouTube channels and content here. In addition, more than sixty (yup, 60) new channels will make their debuts on YouTube. New YouTube partners include Endemol and the BBC. More info

YouTube Censors “YouTube Star” Who Google Invited to Interview European Commission President — Artist Rights Watch

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Reuters reports that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave a series of live interviews on YouTube last Thursday to young social media celebrities, including French vlogger Laetitia Birbes who said that “YouTube’s idea was to do in Europe what they’re already doing in the U.S.

@davidclowery: Does Google Use Dominance in Search to Steer Traffic to “Unofficial” YouTube Videos? — The Trichordist — Artist Rights Watch

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via @davidclowery: Does Google Use Dominance in Search to Steer Traffic to “Unofficial” YouTube Videos? — Google Antitrust Investigation In a Goolag State of Mind YouTube MeltdownAdmittedly this is an unscientific sampling.

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YouTube’s “Femoral Fiesta”

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Here’s another monetized YouTube video about how to self-inject…what exactly? It’s from the playlist “ How to shoot dope “ #YTMA

Vevo Shows YouTube Advertisers How You Do It

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If you’ve been following the YouTube advertising debacle, you may have seen reports that YouTube is planning on offering discounts (aka refunds) to the advertising accounts it burned by showing ads on terror, hate and other videos in violation of Google’s promises (aka contracts) with those advertisers. So why is YouTube having this problem? That’s why YouTube promised not to serve ads in those places in the first place.

Universal Music May Have Inadvertently Exposed a Flaw in the YouTube Takedown Process

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Eriq Gardner One rap artist speaks out against UMG, YouTube, and SOPA. Music Music Tech Business Universal Music Group YouTube SOPAread more. THR, Esq.

Susan Wojcicki’s YouTube targets teens and pre-teens–and it’s a total #FAIL

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According to The Information : YouTube is reaching out to video producers to gauge their interest in producing child-oriented content. The project comes amid a management transition at YouTube that could cause delays. YouTube has, of course, always catered to kids. youtube

YouTube Profits: Is YouTube A Data Miner or a Video Service?

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You’re going to need a bigger boat… You’ve probably seen a lot of handwringing in the press from YouTube about the Google-subsidized division isn’t profitable. If you look at YouTube as a video service, maybe Google can cook the books to show whatever they want.

Hotfile Slams MPAA's Interpretation of YouTube Ruling

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The Business Tech Business Google MPAA Viacom YouTubeEriq Gardner What did the Second Circuit really say in its recent verdict on Viacom's appeal? Hollywood studios offer a reading. The cyberlocker has its own interpretation. There's no peace in ongoing copyright wars. read more. THR, Esq.

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Judge Denies Copyright Class Action Against YouTube

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YouTube Tech Business The plaintiffs sued in 2007 over alleged infringements on the video-sharing site. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

Grass Roots Licensing Of Youtube Fare

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My kids turned me on to “Charlie The Unicorn&# shortly after it made its debut on youtube several years ago. Plenty of talented (and not so talented) folks make shorts and distribute them on youtube. Like most user generated content, Charlie , a flash animated 2D short, was made on a shoestring and the production values reflect that. Still, the work is smart, funny and quotable in the vein of Caddyshack and The Simpsons.

For State Attorneys General, the Human Trafficking Investigations Should Start at YouTube

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Nowhere is Google’s involvement with trafficking more obvious and easier to fix than in Google’s YouTube property. YTMA Jim Hood Pam Bondi YouTube and Human Trafficking January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

YouTube’s Five Lies Redux: Here is a Sixth

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Here’s what Tunecore said: “You cannot submit tracks to YouTube for revenue collection that. by Youtube.”. Audiam’s reply was not correct, however: YouTube does indeed allow artists to monetize tracks that include the type of non-exclusive legitimate samples I mention here, but content owners need to sign up with Content ID directly, as opposed to using a middle man, and most indies can’t do that so we’re back to square one.].

Google Responds to Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives

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Facing the claim it is violating the First Amendment, the tech giant says allowing users an option to filter doesn't amount to censorship. read more. THR, Esq. Business Politics Tech Business THR Online

Grass Roots Licensing Of Youtube Fare

DealFatigue

My kids turned me on to “Charlie The Unicorn” shortly after it made its debut on youtube several years ago. Plenty of talented (and not so talented) folks make shorts and distribute them on youtube. Like most user generated content, Charlie , a flash animated 2D short, was made on a shoestring and the production values reflect that. Still, the work is smart, funny and quotable in the vein of Caddyshack and The Simpsons.

Grass Roots Licensing Of Youtube Fare

DealFatigue

My kids turned me on to “Charlie The Unicorn” shortly after it made its debut on youtube several years ago. Plenty of talented (and not so talented) folks make shorts and distribute them on youtube. Like most user generated content, Charlie , a flash animated 2D short, was made on a shoestring and the production values reflect that. Still, the work is smart, funny and quotable in the vein of Caddyshack and The Simpsons.

Studios back Viacom in YouTube litigation

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By Matthew Belloni Three of the major Hollywood studios have joined performing rights associations in supporting Viacom’s $1 billion copyright lawsuit against YouTube. Tags: Copyright Fair Use IP/Tech Web/Tech YouTube An amicus brief was filed Friday in New York by a coalition including Warner Bros., NBC Universal.

Five Lies In YouTube’s Spin on Content ID

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An increasing number of artists are stepping forward to condemn YouTube’s sleazy business practices ranging from YouTube’s improbable royalty payments to Google’s legacy DMCA notice and shakedown business practices. YouTube.

Viacom, Google Settle Long-Running YouTube Copyright Lawsuit

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Television YouTube Google Tech Viacom Business The resolution ends a nearly seven-year-old case that was closely followed in both the entertainment and tech sectors. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

YouTube “Study” Based on a World Worth Trying–no music on YouTube

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According to Complete Music Update: [Google] paid a company called RBB Economics to survey 1500 music consumers on its platform in a bid to respond to the music industry’s repeated vocal criticism of YouTube. The Europe-focused study reckons that – if all the music was somehow removed from YouTube – 85% of the time, users who are currently tapping some tunes on the video site would instead rely on TV or radio for their music, which pay relatively low royalties too.

If YouTube is the New College Radio, Can YouTube Keep the Hate Group Playlists?

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These education apps appear to link the user to Google’s entire suite of products, including YouTube. And of course as soon as you leave the education environment and go to say YouTube, get what happens to the privacy policy and terms of use?

YouTube Networks Sue Music Service For "Copyright Trolling"

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Machinima YouTube Tech Business Machinima and Collective Digital Studio claim Freeplay charged video producers for music advertised as free. read more. Music THR Online THR, Esq.

Ellie Goulding’s New YouTube Strategy Finally Puts Google in its Place

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We all know that YouTube pays the lowest royalty rate and has the least transparent royalty statements of any digital service. YouTube needs hits. Taylor Swift’s 1989 release led the way on putting this YouTube situation back on the right track.

Almunia Stops Monopoloist YouTube’s Bullying of Indie Labels: YouTube were against it before they were for it

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In a teachable moment for indies who took the YouTube hillbilly deal, news reports tells us that YouTube got a warning from embattled EU-Commissioner for Competition Joaquín Almunia. Mr. Almunia is already the subject of harsh criticism by a huge number of consumer groups, business groups and Members of the European Parliament over his controversial antitrust settlement with Google and needs YouTube problems like a cold bidet in winter.

Gamers Beware – YouTube Takedowns on “Let’s Play” Videos

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Gamers beware – YouTube will take you down for “Let’s Play” videos. A flurry of activity occurred in early December as YouTube users posting “Let’s Play” videos, which generally feature recorded gameplay with running commentary by the user, were hit with Content ID takedown claims resulting in thousands of blocked videos. What’s more interesting is YouTube activated this round of Content ID matches without the support of the game developers.