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.

YouTube Revenues Explainer

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I had the good fortune to participate in a SXSW panel about the mechanics of YouTube revenues. YTP, YTPC= “ YouTube Partner “, “YouTube Partner Channel”. Music Tech Solutions.

Judge Must Decide If YouTube Channel Is Worth $79 Billion or Nothing At All

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Breaking up is hard to do — especially for YouTube stars. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

YouTube Again Beats Viacom's Massive Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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After an appellate court revived Viacom''s claims that YouTube hosted copyright infringing work, U.S. District judge Louis Stanton has again given the defendant a victory. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

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.

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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Appeals Court Will Re-Evaluate Big Copyright Issues in Light of Viacom-YouTube Ruling (Exclusive)

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The Business Movies Music Tech Business Viacom YouTubeThe decision has influenced Ninth Circuit appellate judges to reconsider their ruling in UMG vs. Veoh. Briefing on a possible new hearing has been ordered with big-stakes issues. read more. THR, Esq.

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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.

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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.

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Google Files Another Motion to Dismiss Viacom's YouTube Lawsuit

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In the ongoing fight over whether YouTube owes Viacom billions of dollars for hosting copyrighted material, Google gets cute with a 1373-page filing.

Maker Studios Lawsuit: Inside the War for YouTube's Top Studio

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YouTube THR Weekly Magazine Business Danny Zappin, a failed actor and jailed drug dealer, co-founded Maker with a simple goal: to become the United Artists of the digital era. But as it became L.A.''s

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Lionsgate Ordered to Pay $5.8M to 'Biggest Loser' Star Jillian Michaels Over YouTube Channel

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An arbitrator concludes that videos streamed online for free damaged her brand and ability to profit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

YouTube Star Bethany Mota and Her Father Sued Over Failed Skincare Campaign

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Studio 71 says the star didn't keep up her end of an endorsement deal, but Mota's attorney says the company is just trying to avoid paying her. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

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.

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

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.

Court Sides with Viacom, but YouTube Can Celebrate Small Victories (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Thursday's decision largely favored Viacom, kicking its massive copyright case down to a district court for further proceedings, but it handed YouTube parent Google enough to proclaim some vindication for its interpretation of the law.

CBS Sues YouTuber for Posting Episodes of 'The Andy Griffith Show'

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Sixteen episodes of the series were posted online without permission, according to the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

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Why YouTube Was Asked One More Question in Viacom Appeal (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner YouTube tries to hold on to a judge's decision to dismiss Viacom's copyright infringement lawsuit. The Business Business Viacom YouTubeAs the song by The Police goes, "You don't have to put on the red light / Those days are over" read more. THR, Esq.

Why Won't Google Comment On a Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives?

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What's driving the tech giant's silence on a claim of violating the First Amendment? read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

Google Answers Viacom in YouTube Appeal (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner Google has filed its brief to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the closely-watched $1 billion lawsuit brought by Viacom over alleged copyright infringement on YouTube.

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What Viacom Has to Show for Seven Years of Pursuing YouTube (Analysis)

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Television YouTube Google Tech Viacom Business The content giant has spent millions of dollars to shape copyright law. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

Major Record Labels Sue Over Ripping Audio Tracks from YouTube Videos

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The target is a German company that is the "chief offender" of stream ripping, but the lawsuit also demands an order against third parties. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

Universal Music Likely Headed to Trial Over YouTube Takedown

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The latest in a nearly six-year-old lawsuit emanating from the removal of a video showing a toddler dancing to a Prince song. read more. Music THR, Esq. Tech Business

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Takedown 'victims' must wait for YouTube decision

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The tactic has been irksome to many who have uploaded content onto YouTube only to see it taken. Tags: Copyright Litigation YouTube By Eriq Gardner We've written about the legal strategy dismissively known as "Send takedown request first, ask questions about the merits later."

EBay, Facebook, Yahoo back YouTube in Viacom case

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In the wake of three Hollywood studios standing behind Viacom in its $1 billion copyright fight with Google's YouTube, four new media powerhouses have now joined Team YouTube. EBay, Facebook, Tags: Copyright Litigation YouTube By Matthew Belloni So the battle lines are being drawn.

Viacom, Google Face Off in Appeals Court Over YouTube Copyright Issues

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The Business Tech Business BET Google Viacom YouTube The Daily Show with Jon StewartEriq Gardner The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals case will shape the future of the Internet by determining the standard for copyright liability. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Directors Guild slams judge for Viacom/YouTube decision

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By Matthew Belloni Reaction is coming in from the content community to yesterday's ruling in favor of Google in Viacom's $1 billion copyright litigation over YouTube. Tags: Labor Litigation Web/Tech YouTube Now the Directors Guild of America is about to issue a statement predicting a.

Viacom vs. YouTube unsealed! YouTube: We're no Grokster, just ask Viacom marketing

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Tags: Copyright Litigation YouTube

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.

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.

Google Again Opposes Movie Industry in a Copyright Fight

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Eriq Gardner The MPAA says that Hotfile is like Megaupload, but Google says Hotfile deserves the same legal protections as YouTube. The Business Tech Business Google MPAA YouTube

YouTube Star Michelle Phan Settles Dispute With Dance Label Ultra Records

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The high-profile case examined whether background music in popular online videos was unlicensed. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Style Tech Business THR Online

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Megaupload's Viral Music Video Is Back on YouTube as Dispute Raises New Issues

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Eriq Gardner Universal Music Group says it doesn't need takedown notices to remove videos from YouTube, pointing to its contract with the video-sharing service as the method by which a controversial video starring recording artists and celebrities endorsing Megaupload was taken off the site.

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.

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Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Taken Off YouTube (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Black and Ark Music are fussing over who owns which rights, which will help determine the slicing of the royalty pie. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Tech Rebecca Black

Power Rangers Owner Moves from Attacking Sweatshirts to YouTube Videos

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The latest legal adventure involves counter-notices used to reinstate flagged YouTube videos. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Tech

YouTube for Kids Debacle Exposes the YouTube Data Honeypot

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I’ve often tried to get you to think of YouTube as a data honeypot masquerading as a video site. Dale Kunkel, Professor Emeritus of Communication at the University of Arizona, wrote an op-ed for the San Jose Mercury News (the New York Times of Silicon Valley) exposing how Google uses the YouTube for Kids app to collect data on kids that Google couldn’t collect any other way. The mobile app YouTube for Kids charts new territory in the digital exploitation of children.

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 Founder Asks Why Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Aren't Suing TMZ

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Television YouTube Tech Business The engaged couple are suing Chad Hurley over a video posting of their marriage proposal at San Francisco''s AT&T Park. read more. Kanye West Music Kim Kardashian THR Online THR, Esq.

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