Home Posts tagged "Copyright"
formats

The Twitch Hunts: How to Fix Automated Copyright Enforcement

  Well, here we are again. I’ve written before about the dangers of automated enforcement before, and very little has changed. This time it’s Twitch, which has implemented a system that will scan for, flag, and mute copyrighted music in VOD’s. It’s going about how you’d expect, even muting crowd noise from an official DOTA 2

(Read More)…

 
Comments Off on The Twitch Hunts: How to Fix Automated Copyright Enforcement.
formats

YouTube Has Lost Its Way

Today YouTube asked me for feedback. I gave it to them. I’ve worked in media production for my entire professional life. I’ve never once had to provide my software’s licensing agreement to a distributor until you flagged one of my videos. Two years ago I presented at conferences extolling the virtues of YouTube distribution; this

(Read More)…

 
Comments Off on YouTube Has Lost Its Way.
formats

The Latest YouTube Copyright Troll is…Games Media?

Really weird story unfolding in this brand new year. It started normal enough, with an indie dev – Wolfire Games – getting an all-too-common ContentID strike on their YouTube channel:   Nice New Year’s present from @YouTube : they are flagging our own Overgrowth videos as violating copyright. Thanks guys! You shouldn’t have. — David

(Read More)…

 
Comments Off on The Latest YouTube Copyright Troll is…Games Media?.
formats

Game Streaming Rules | Extra Life

With Extra Life coming up and copyright robots running wild, I thought I’d put together a list of links to the rules governing the streaming of different games. I’m not a lawyer, so none of this constitutes legal advice – but as I read the law and recent rulings, game streaming is illegal unless rights are

(Read More)…

 
Comments Off on Game Streaming Rules | Extra Life.
formats

“Mistaken” DMCA Notice Kills Benefit for Children’s Miracle Network

Well here we go again: another live stream killed by overzealous, negligent, and ultimately abusive application of the DMCA. Tonight’s UMG Gaming COD tournament was unexpectedly cut short, with viewers now seeing the following page:   What’s so much worse about this specific case is that all proceeds were supposed to go to the Children’s

(Read More)…

 
formats

Legally Using Twitter in Broadcasting

A very important legal opinion was just handed down in a case regarding use of Twitter images by mainstream media: basically, that posting an image to Twitter doesn’t grant the world a license to use it as they see fit. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. I mean, just making something publicly available

(Read More)…

 
Comments Off on Legally Using Twitter in Broadcasting.
formats

You Have No Rights

The concept of ownership is something that’s fundamental to how we live our lives. If I buy something, it is mine – I can do with it as I wish. If I create something, it is also mine – I can choose how it can be used and by whom. Simple, right? Not anymore. Technology

(Read More)…

 
Comments Off on You Have No Rights.
© videograndpa