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YouTube Shows What Will Happen To Your Video When You Use A Song

YouTube Shows What Will Happen To Your Video When You Use A Song

By Chris Crum December 8, 2014

When you’re uploading a video with music on YouTube, you can now search the YouTube Audio Library to determine how using a specific song will go over in terms of visibility and monetization from a copyright standpoint. It will tell …

Yahoo Complains About 'Unconstitutional' Law Yahoo Complains About 'Unconstitutional' 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. …

Getty Is Now Letting Bloggers Use Photos For Free Getty Is Now Letting Bloggers Use Photos 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  Shares Yelp Discloses Lobbying Efforts, CEO Sells 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 May Have Stolen Redditor's Zombie Makeup Art Lil Kim May Have Stolen Redditor's Zombie Makeup Art
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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 Figured Out How To Make A Halloween Game Somebody 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 Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists
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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 Grooveshark Settles Sony Lawsuit

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 …

Don't Use 'Insta' Or 'Gram' In Your Product's Name Don't Use 'Insta' Or 'Gram' In Your Product's Name
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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 …

YouTube Explains Copyright In The Best Way Possible YouTube Explains Copyright In The Best Way Possible

Copyright law is confusing. Even lawyers have trouble grasping copyright law, so it stands to reason that regular ol’ content producers on YouTube would have trouble as well. Don’t worry – YouTube and its puppet pals are here to help. …

Adam Carolla Lawsuit: Radio Personality Sued Again
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Adam Carolla is now embroiled in another lawsuit being brought against him by the friend who previously brought a lawsuit against the Internet and radio personality. Reuters is reporting that Donny Misraje is suing Carolla for a few pictures included …

Belgian RIAA Demands An Internet Tax Belgian RIAA Demands An Internet Tax
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Content owners say piracy is the number one problem facing content owners. These groups have tried almost everything to stop piracy, but none of it has really worked. Now content owners have a new tactic to regain revenue lost due …

The Pirate Bay Is Now Stationed in Iceland The Pirate Bay Is Now Stationed in Iceland

The Pirate Bay has been on the move quite a bit these past few months. The infamous Web site anticipated that its .se domain wasn’t going to last much longer and set out for free waters. It first moved to …