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Two YouTubers with 2 million subscribers face a $6,000 bill over a copyright complaint and risk losing their channel if they don’t pay up

Liang expressed concern in a video posted on Monday that the pair were being “extorted” and could lose their channel if Jukin Media contacted Google with all four claims at once, as this could potentially break YouTube’s “three strikes” rule. He added that the pair had previously paid Jukin Media when it demanded cash for copyrighted material. – Charlie Wood, Business Insider » https://ift.tt/35QqWs1 [photo: MxR Plays]

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Content Clashes and the Netflix Effect: Hollywood Lawyers Discuss the Decade Ahead

In my view, the most important litigation of the past decade has involved the application of the Copyright Act at the critical intersection of entertainment and technology. The long-running Viacom v. YouTube case, for example, helped shape the law around user-posted content, while the landmark Aereo and ReDigi cases grappled with how the law applied to new means of consuming content, revisiting decades-old provisions related to public performance, the first-sale doctrine and statutory licenses… – Eleanor Lackman, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp via Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/BENVkn

Documentary Detailing How “Geniuses Steal” Hit With Blurred Lines Copyright Complaint

This, of course, is the entire point of the Copy-Me documentary, that all artists and creators in various niches rely on those who went before to provide ideas and artistic inspiration. There truly is nothing new under the sun, but sadly that also includes highly questionable copyright hits on YouTube, pointing out that very thing. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/36MaUA5

FBI raided millionaire YouTuber’s home, allegedly took everything

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Specifically, the YouTuber claims he is being investigated, not only for tax evasion and potential money laundering but also for his Gears Reloaded service. Carrasquillo states the service exploits a legal “grey area” in regard to copyright infringement by giving users access to channels like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Stars. – Mikael Thalen, The Daily Dot » https://ift.tt/2OelFVp [photo: Bill Omar Carrasquillo, YouTube]

‘Royalty-Free’ Music Supplied By YouTube Results in Mass Video Demonetization

In common with many YouTubers, Matt didn’t want any copyright issues on his channel. So, to play things safely, he obtained the track ‘Dreams‘ by Joakim Karud from YouTube’s very own audio library for use in his intro. Unfortunately, this strategy of obtaining supposedly risk-free music from a legitimate source still managed to backfire. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2NYyROk

TVAddons Removes Kodi Add-On Tutorial After BT Sport Complaint

This week, Kodi add-on resource TVAddons received a relatively unusual complaint about a page on its site that detailed a BT Sport-related add-on called BT Sport Video. According to a cache copy of the page (Google cache) TVAddons didn’t host the software or even link to it but did detail how to find and install it. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2BLZ6Am [photo: TVaddons]

RapidVideo Shuts Down Following Legal Pressure from Warner Bros and Netflix

RapidVideo, a popular file-hosting service with millions of users, has thrown in the towel. The site faces legal pressure from lawyers representing the MPA and ACE, including a lawsuit from Warner Bros. and Netflix. Paired with dwindling revenues and a worsening legal climate, maintaining the site is no longer viable, according to the operator. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/33NjSeV

Four Major Manga Publishers File Lawsuit Against Piracy Sites in New York

According to the reports, the publishers Shueisha (Shonen Jump), Kodansha (Shonen Magazine), Shogakkan (Shonen Sunday), and Kadokawa (Shonen Ace) have teamed up to tackle several scanlation websites in the U.S. The lawsuit, which was filed in New York, was jointly filed against four different websites. Each one is being described as a “successor” site to Manga Mura, a famous piracy site which was closed some time ago. – Megan Peters, Comicbook.com » https://ift.tt/2kDpHuI [photo:Flickr/Orin Zebest]

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