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Sky Streaming Service Uses ‘Pirate’ Subtitles on Chernobyl Episode

The Swiss streaming platform of Comcast-owned broadcaster Sky is using fan-made subtitles on the final episode of the hit-series Chernobyl. The subtitles are credited to Addic7ed.com, a community that’s been branded a ‘pirate’ site by many major copyright holders. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2WK6kln

Pornhub Adds Closed Captions For the Hearing Impaired and Stenographer Fetishists

Much of the captioning process will be straightforward, capturing the dialogue of the assuredly riveting plot unfolding on screen. (That plumber sure is ripped and making a lot of sexual innuendos, I wonder where this is going!) Pornhub said it will also aim to capture emotional changes and non-vocal audio in order to immerse the hearing impaired in the events of the video, or for folks who get off on seeing text scroll across the screen. We’re not here to fetish shame. – Aj Dellinger, Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2N4Bz2f

Why Hulu Is Being Sued By Customers

The lawsuit, which was filed by the American Council of the Blind, Bay State Council of the Blind, and a blind Massachusetts couple, asks the courts to recognize Hulu’s failure to add the service a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The group also states that the lawsuit comes following repeated requests asking Hulu to add the service, which obviously it has not fulfilled. Descriptive audio tracks, which describe visual cues or moments of silence on screen, greatly help a visually impaired audience enjoy the same type of media most people do and are commonplace amongst most major movie companies and television shows. – Mick Joest, CinemaBlend http://ift.tt/2ia44x3

Founder of Fan-Made Subtitle Site Convicted for Copyright Infringement 

The Attunda District Court sentenced the now 32-year-old operator to probation. In addition, he has to pay 217,000 Swedish Kroner ($27,000), which will be taken from the advertising and donation revenues he collected through the site. While there were millions of subtitles available on Undertexter.se, only 74 movies were referenced by the prosecution. These were carefully selected to ensure a strong case it seems, as many of the titles weren’t commercially available in Sweden at the time. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak http://ift.tt/2fkou5o

Fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies are illegal, court rules

Fansubbers, of course, maintain that they are doing a Good Thing by allowing millions more people to enjoy films and TV shows that they might not otherwise be able to understand. BREIN, however, asserts that subtitles are mostly used by people who download pirated media, and thus fansubbers are not only violating copyright themselves but also inciting piracy and damaging the market. – Sebastian Anthony, Ars Technica http://ift.tt/2pKInWX