YouTube purges more clips
Hitting the financial jackpot may have created some headaches for YouTube. The site late last week began purging copyrighted material from Comedy Central, including clips from YouTube stalwarts like “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and “South Park.”
YouTubers cut and paste at their peril
The days of anything goes on YouTube are over. If you’re planning on using copyrighted content as part of your own creative masterpiece, you’re more or less inviting legal action, says a new research paper paper authored by Damien O’Brien and Brian Fitzgerald of Queensland University of Technology.
YouTube cuts 30,000 illegal clips
Video-sharing service YouTube has wiped nearly 30,000 files from its website after Japanese media companies said their copyright was being infringed.
Record industry uploads 8,000 lawsuits
A recording industry lobby group has launched 8,000 new cases alleging illegal file sharing all over the world but none of them is British because the UK lobby group is focusing on its negotiations with internet service providers.
au: Kazaa faces new court battle
The owner of the Kazaa file sharing network will have to fight on yet another front in its long-running legal battle with Australian record companies.http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/03/23/1143083882135.html
ca: CRIA’s Own Study Counters P2P Claims by Michael Geist
While CRIA regularly trumpets commissioned studies as evidence for the problems posed by P2P, this week it released a major study without any fanfare whatsoever. Conducted by Pollara last month, the study serves as part of CRIA’s submission to the CRTC’s Commercial Radio Review. What makes this particular study interesting (aside from the fact that it finally includes full details on responses and the actual questions posed), is that much of the data challenges many familiar CRIA claims.