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  • US courts find in Google’s favour of safe-harbour provisions of DMCA in Viacom case

    Viacom and YouTube have been squaring up for a rights battle for months. At stake was more than the $1 billion of damages that Viacom was seeking: it was the very future of user-generated content. According to...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • Steam is not a monopoly

    I’ve some good (and not so good) comments on my post Five reasons why Steam will destroy PC gaming. Peter Boivin, a US anti-trust attorney, provided a thoughtful counter-argument. It was so relevant I thought I would...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • Is criminalising someone for NOT password-protecting their WiFi so wrong?

    Of course it bloody is. Berlin’s top criminal court yesterday passed this chilling wifi password judgement: “Private users are obligated to check whether their wireless connection is adequately secured to the danger of unauthorized third parties abusing...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • YouTube’s Downfall advice: Contest the takedown

    Following the news that Constantin Film has, in my view stupidly, issued takedowns for the many parodies using short clips of its movie Downfall, the backlash has started. YouTube has recommended that anyone who has a video...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • Are Constantin Film the stupidest company in the entire world?

    Constantin Film are the company behind Downfall, a reasonably successful German-language movie based on the final days of Hitler. Downfall has grossed $92 million at the box office since it was released in 2004. It has also...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • A single UK games rating system – but will it get off the drawing board?

    The Digital Economy Bill (among other things) proposes a new games classification regime in which, for the first time, the Video Standards Council would become responsible for classifying all games in the UK. While broadly the games...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • Why NDAs are not worth the bother

    Chris Dixon wrote a great post on why entrepreneurs with an idea should share it with everyone. He argues that there is very little downside and makes good points that you should read. He ends with a...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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