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Pornhub sued by deaf man who wants closed captioning in videos

Suris’ class-action lawsuit not only demands that closed captioning be added to the site but he is seeking monetary compensation for “damages” as well. It remains unclear how much Suris is asking for from the porn giant. – Mikael Thalen, The Daily Dot » https://ift.tt/2sAgK9x

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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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Netflix to Defend Gay Jesus film in Brazil Supreme Court

In the complaint filed to the supreme court, Netflix’s lawyers argue that the judge’s decision amounts to censorship and has an impact “equivalent to that of the bomb used in the terrorist attack against the headquarters” of the comedy group. “It silences by means of fear and intimidation.” – Diane Jeantet, Associated Press via Fortune » https://bit.ly/2T4Gplw [photo: Netflix]

Judge orders Netflix to remove gay Jesus comedy special

Whether Netflix actually removes the special will depend on a higher court, but it’s not without precedent: Last year it pulled an episode of The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that was critical of Saudi Arabia. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings defended the decision but inferred that if a government objected to LGBTQ content and wanted it removed, Netflix would not comply. – Audra Schroeder, The Daily Dot » https://ift.tt/36IJFHa [photo:Netflix]

YouTubers are being hijacked for crypto scams

The feed, of course, was a scam—the real CZ wasn’t giving away free Bitcoins. Jicha had received an email to collaborate with Gamegloom.com, a fake site that promised to offer a video-game streaming service (like Google’s Stadia). In the email, Jicha was given an activation key for an application to stream PC games to mobile phones, but it was fake. In fact, Jicha had downloaded a keylogger; a service that tracks all the keys you enter on your computer. – Robert Stevens, Decrypt Media » https://ift.tt/2MTgqcY

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

Court backs Comcast, puts Maine’s à la carte cable law on hold

The companies did succeed, though, with their other First Amendment-based argument. In short, they made the case that the Maine law violated their rights because it applied narrowly, to traditional cable carriers (MVPDs) but not to alternative, Internet-based platforms—such as Dish Sling, Sony Vue, or YouTube TV—that also provide bundled content. – Kate Cox, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2MJN0hb

Judge Places Temporary Injunction on Maine’s à la Carte Cable Law

If the restriction order doesn’t go through, Maine will become the first state in the country to require à la carte cable selections. The à la carte cable law would most likely be enforced by individual towns and cities, because the cable companies have franchise agreements with municipalities, The Portland Press Herald reports. – Jason Gurwin, The Streamable » https://ift.tt/2Zj4mqa

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