Personalized algorithms and social recommendations are great for a lot of things. But when it comes to getting news, these technologies can create an echo chamber, where our existing beliefs are reflected back to us. Uberpaper, a new site from Dmitry Shapiro, wants to combat that.
What if the answer to all the political theatre surrounding SOPA was an amendment forcing copyright holders to put their money where there mouths are? Some of SOPA’s terribly harsh penalties for infringement can stay, but making false allegations would cost accusers dearly.
A California appeals court yesterday rejected Universal Music’s claim that video-sharing service Veoh didn’t do enough to protect content ow…
Veoh.com may be just a shell of its former self these days, but the video site and its former investors nonetheless scored another court victory against Universal Music this week. An appeals court reaffirmed the decision that Veoh is protected by the DMCA.
Universal Music Group argued one of the most closely watched copyright cases in digital media on Friday-and the panel of appeals judges who…
You guys are lucky: Today’s Five Questions With… features a true new media big thinker. 7Robot founder/CEO Sarah Szalavitz discusses the potential power of 3-D printing, the problem with the term “transmedia” and how online video’s role in the digital marketplace has changed.
Today on the Net: Blip.tv develops a new form of pre-roll ad that allows users to click and download content on other devices, Discovery promotes digital media head Bruce Campbell and the EFF files an amicus brief arguing that UMG’s Veoh lawsuit would thwart federal law.
Today on the net: Sony has patented technology that allows two-player 3-D gaming on a single screen, NBA games are coming to the iPad this fall, the WSJ ramps up video views and more.
Today on the Net: Universal Music Group’s appeal of the Veoh copyright infringement verdict could be a preview of Viacom’s appeal of the YouTube verdict, broadcasters are lobbying for government to stay out of retransmission discussions and KickApps added support for HTML5 in its App Studio.
On today’s investor relations call, Google CFO Patrick Pichette said that Google’s (s GOOG) years-long legal battle with Viacom cost a total of $100 million in legal fees. And the case never even went to trial.