Posts Tagged “copyright”

Control Issues: YouTube’s new blocking features

By | November 5, 2009

TechCrunch reported this morning that YouTube has added two new video-blocking features to their arsenal for sponsoring partners. The first is a button that allows to easy blocking of duplicate content. By selecting it, partners can automatically block other users from uploading another version of the same content. The second is a geo-blocking tool that […]

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IP or Censorship: Viacom issues take-down for racism protest

By | May 4, 2009

Recently, Viacom, in the process of of trying to “protect” their intellectual property not only managed to make copyright claims on original transformative work that is protected under fair use, they managed to censor political protest against racism in the process. (one of the revised shirt designs available at In one of their “routine […]

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