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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]

‘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

People Sued For Piracy in The U.S. Drops 84% Since 2010

There has been another increase in the number of copyright troll cases filed in the United States. In 2015 so-called John Doe litigation made up almost 58% of all copyright cases, with one company accounting for four out ten filed. However, since 2010 there has also been an 84% reduction in the number of people being targeted. – Andy, TorrentFreak   

Videos taken down from Vimeo for using the word “Pixels”

photo: Columbia Pictures

According to a complaint by NGO NeMe, which uploaded a video called “Pixels” in 2006, video creators are also being issued “strikes” along with the takedown. When a content creator receives three of these strikes, their channel will be suspended from the site. Mark Cersosimo of Vimeo told NeMe, “I’d suggest filling a counter notice. This is in the hands of our trust and safety team and we unfortunately our support team cannot help you with this issue.” – Michelle Starr, CNET

Colleen Ballinger Sings To Her Trolls And The Money They’ve Made For Her

photo: Colleen Evans, Youtube

YouTube star Colleen Evans (AKA Colleen Ballinger, as well as Miranda Sings) handles comment section criticism like a pro. With over 2.5 million subscribers, Evans just had to write a song about her trolls to show her strength. The tune, which calls out the trolls’ poor grammar and bullying, reveals a positive side of the negativity (at least for Evans). – Chris Huqueriza, Women’s Rights News via The Daily Dot

Twitch tackles foreign language trolling you didn’t even notice

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When you set your native tongue in “Broadcaster Language Mode,” only folks who choose your selected language can chat. Basically, it’s a way to help prevent people from using a different language to say stuff that’d otherwise get them banned. It’s optional for hosts, you turn it on via the broadcaster dashboard or options — and it works on mobile too. – Timothy J. Seppala, Engadget

Pandora CEO: Apple Music has had ‘no impact’ on our business

photo: BGR

[I]t’s perhaps a bit too premature to start wondering whether or not Apple Music has what it takes to put a dent into Spotify and Pandora’s respective bottom lines. With respect to Pandora in particular, CEO Brian McAndrews recently said during an earnings conference call that the threat posed by Apple Music, at this point, is much ado about nothing. Not only does McAndrews not see Apple Music as a viable threat today, he doesn’t believe it will pose much of a threat in the long-term either. – Yoni Heisler, BGR

Podcasts are safer after the EFF helps gut a patent troll

Personal Audio has been threatening the podcast world for a while — the longtime patent troll claims that it invented the concept of podcasting, and has insisted that some bigger productions (such as Adam Carolla’s) either cough up licensing money or face lawsuits. You may not have to worry about your favorite series going off the air in the future, though. US patent officials have nixed some of the core claims of Personal Audio’s “podcasting patent” after the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) pointed out podcast-like shows that were running before the patent even existed. Some aspects of episodic online audio are just too obvious to be patentable, according to the finding. – Jon Fingas, Engadget

Someone in Congress is messing with an Orange Is The New Black star’s Wikipedia page

Shortly after 10 p.m. last night, somebody from within the United States House of Representatives changed the Wikipedia entry for Laverne Cox, a transgender actress who plays transgender inmate Sophia Burset on Orange Is the New Black. The entry originally said that an article in The Advocate “touted that Orange Is The New Black contains the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.” But the anonymous elected representative (or someone from their staff) changed the line to the hateful “a real man pretending to be a woman.” The elected official (or their staff member) also added a link to a National Review article published last month that claimed Cox is “not a real woman.” The IP address was banned from making edits for one month. – Laura M. Browning,The A.V. Club  
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