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Facebook Doesn’t Own Your Photos, But Someone There Thought It Might

Facebook Doesn’t Own Your Photos, But Someone There Thought It Might

By Josh Wolford May 13, 2015

Here’s an interesting story of a Facebook rep not quite understanding the company’s policies (or understanding them perfectly … muahahahaha). After months of issues, while once again trying to get the Facebook page for her website restored, the blogger behind …

Yahoo Angers Photographers By Selling Their Work Yahoo Angers Photographers By Selling Their Work

How would you feel if the photo storage service you use decided to start selling your photos, and not share the profits with you? That’s what Yahoo’s Flickr is doing, and it’s leaving a bad taste in the mouths of …

EU Court: Video Embeds Don’t Violate Copyright Law EU Court: Video Embeds Don’t Violate Copyright Law

When it comes to the usage of media on the Internet, there has always been a lot of debate about what’s acceptable versus what’s unacceptable. Here we are in 2014 still trying to hammer out exactly what all falls into …

Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit

Google announced that it has settled with a group of photographers, visual artists, and affiliated associations over a lawsuit related to copyrighted material in Google Books. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Google said in a statement, …

Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool

Getty Images is suing Microsoft over a tool the latter recently launched enabling people to embed slideshows of images from Bing Image Search on their websites. The tool is called the Bing Image Widget, which Microsoft describes in the following …

Yahoo Complains About ‘Unconstitutional’ Copyright Law Yahoo Complains About ‘Unconstitutional’ Copyright Law

Yahoo has complained to Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court about a copyright law, which it says is unconstitutional. The law in question seeks to protect copyright of publishers, and is said to “amount to a tax on search engines.” Yahoo’s position …

Google And Viacom Settle Once And For All Google And Viacom Settle Once And For All

Google and Viacom have finally settled their lengthy legal battle over copyright once and for all. The companies both announced the news Tuesday morning. Here’s their joint statement: “Google and Viacom today jointly announced the resolution of the Viacom vs. …

You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free

Getty Images, long known for suing people for using its photos on blogs, has surprised the Internet by making millions of them free to use. The photography giant announced that tens of millions of its photos are now embeddable, which …

De La Soul Are Giving Away Their Music for 25 Hours De La Soul Are Giving Away Their Music for 25 Hours

De La Soul are giving away all of their music–for free–for a limited time. The famed hip hip trio is looking to give fans access to many of their older albums–albums which have been missing from the world of streaming …

Yelp Discloses Lobbying Efforts, CEO Sells 15,000 Shares Yelp Discloses Lobbying Efforts, CEO Sells 15,000 Shares

A couple of interesting pieces of Yelp news have surfaced in that the company is lobbying for patent reform and copyright laws, and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has sold nearly 15,000 shares of the company. As first reported by The Hill, …

Lil’ Kim Took a Redditor’s Awesome Zombie Makeup Art and Used It to Promote Her New Song Lil’ Kim Took a Redditor’s Awesome Zombie Makeup Art and Used It to Promote Her New Song
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So, Lil’ Kim has a new album coming out and has been promoting a new song called “Dead Gal Walking.” It’s making a lot of news, but unfortunately for Lil’ Kim, the reason has nothing to do with the song …

Somebody Finally Figured Out How To Make A Halloween Game

John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of the most fondly remembered and successful horror films ever made. It probably wouldn’t make a very good game though. Anybody remember that awful Friday the 13th game for the NES? Well, as it turns …

Pinterest, Getty Ink Image Metadata Deal Pinterest, Getty Ink Image Metadata Deal
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Thanks to a new partnership with Getty Images, Pinterest is about to provide a whole bunch of metadata to millions of photos that are pinned on the site. Starting soon, the Getty Images collection on Pinterest will include information like …

Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists That Mimic Compilation Albums Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists That Mimic Compilation Albums
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Does creating a playlist that mirrors an established company’s own playlists amount to infringement? Or more specifically, does allowing your users to create similar playlists and hosting them on your service make you liable? Streaming music service Spotify is being …

Grooveshark Settles Sony Lawsuit, Signs License Agreement Grooveshark Settles Sony Lawsuit, Signs License Agreement

Grooveshark this week announced that it has reached a settlement with Sony/ATV over a long-fought copyright infringement lawsuit. Sony is one of four major music labels that have sued Grooveshark in recent years. As part of the agreement, Grooveshark and …

Facebook Doesn’t Want Third-Party Apps Using ‘Insta’ Or ‘Gram’ In Their Names Facebook Doesn’t Want Third-Party Apps Using ‘Insta’ Or ‘Gram’ In Their Names
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Instagram is no longer allowing third-party apps that provide additional functionality to its product to have the words (or partial words) “Insta” or “Gram” in them. The Facebook-owned company has changed its brand guidelines to reflect this mentality. An Instagram …

Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights
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Bing has launched a new image search feature that allows you to filter image results by license. You can elect to see only results in the public domain, those that are “free to share and use,” “free to share and …