All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Copyright’

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 and downloadable music services for years. Everything is available on the band’s website. This Valentine’s Day gift from De La …

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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, the company hired former House staffer Laurent Crenshaw as its first lobbyist a couple months ago. He is a former …

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Lil’ Kim Took a Redditor’s Awesome Zombie Makeup Art and Used It to Promote Her New Song

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 itself. It’s the album artwork that people are talking about – mainly the fact that it’s totally not hers. Here’s …

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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 out, it seems that the guys over at Pig Farmers Productions have finally figured out how to make a successful …

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Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists That Mimic Compilation Albums

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 sued over a bunch of user-generated playlists. The plaintiffs, London-based EDM brand Ministry of Sound, claim that Spotify has a …

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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 Sony have also entered into a publishing deal for Sony/ATV’s music catalogue. The full terms of the agreement, including the …

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Facebook Doesn’t Want Third-Party Apps Using ‘Insta’ Or ‘Gram’ In Their Names

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 spokesperson tells WebProNews, “All uses of the Instagram brand need to be in accordance with our branding guidelines.” Here’s the …

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Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights

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 use commercially,” “free to modify, share, and use,” and “Free to modify, share, and use commercially.” This could prove to …

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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. Yes, you heard that right – puppets. The YouTube Help channel recently uploaded a “YouTube Copyright Basics” video starring a …

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Adam Carolla Lawsuit: Radio Personality Sued By Friend Again

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 in his memoir “Not Taco Bell Material.” The pictures of Carolla were allegedly taken by Misraje back in the 80s, …

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Belgian RIAA Demands An Internet Tax To Pay For Losses Due To Piracy

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 to piracy – an Internet tax. Ars Technica reports that Sabam, the Belgian equivalent of the RIAA, have taken Belgium’s …

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