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  1. Every week, YouTube’s users upload millions of hours of videos. As with any user-generated content site, this also includes copyright-infringing content. YouTube tackles this problem by processing takedown notices and using its Content-ID system to automatically remove allegedly infringing content. However, according to copyright holders, this is not good enough. That includes Bollywood filmmaker Suneel Darshan, who filed a lawsuit against YouTube and Google India in 2011. Now, eight years later, a local court has ruled in his favor. A few days ago, the District Court of Gurgaon held that the video platform did indeed infringe on the rights of the filmmaker. The Court issued an injunction preventing YouTube from violating his copyrights going forward and awarded roughly $700 in compensation. The ‘damages’ amount is relatively low, especially after a prolonged legal battle, but Darshan says that he is planning to file a separate case to claim his full losses. A copy of the verdict has not been published online, as far as we know. According to local media reports, YouTube and Google’s lawyers argued that the video platform was merely an intermediary, which should not be held directly liable. In addition, the companies pointed out that they have a functional DMCA takedown policy that allows any copyright holder to request the removal in infringing content by pointing out specific URLs. This is something the filmmaker failed to do. Darshan and his legal team held that YouTube and Google profited from the “unauthorized exploitation” of copyrighted works by sharing ad-revenue with the user who uploaded the content. As a result, the filmmaker lost part of his income. The Court eventually sided with the copyright holder ruling that if Google and YouTube were aware of the content, they could have located the URLs to remove the infringing videos. While the ruling is a setback for the video platform, the case is likely to be appealed. For now, however, the filmmaker is happy with the victory which he describes as an “encouraging judgment.” That said, the journey towards this victory has been prolonged and difficult. YouTube and Google pushed back hard, Darshan says, quoted by the Free Press Journal. “We faced many challenges while fighting this case. They made so many claims that it is not their jurisdiction and then they told me that I don’t hold the right to this content. So I had to prove my ownership, it is like parents proving that it is their child,” Darshan says. YouTube hasn’t commented publicly on the case yet. The company is currently involved in several copyright infringement cases, including two that are with the European Court of Justice, which are expected to have a broad impact. Similar to the Indian case, the top EU court will have to decide whether YouTube can be expected to go beyond responding to takedown notices that detail specific URLs. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN reviews, discounts, offers and coupons. View the full article
  2. Despite the financial success of of the goofily likable “Aquaman,” Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is probably still the biggest draw in DC’s Extended Universe. She’s returning to big screens next year in “Wonder Woman 1984”, and Warner Bros released the first trailer over the weekend. As its title suggests, the sequel jumps about 70 years ahead from its predecessor’s World War I setting, as the trailer makes clear with some obligatory ’80s fashion and music. The trailer features plenty of shots of Gadot in action, and she even gets to show off a new Wonder Woman costume. The film also brings back Chris Pine as Steve Trevor — fans will recall (spoiler!) that Trevor died at the end of the first film, but it seems that he’s back from the dead and back in the middle of the story. The trailer also provides glimpses of Kristen Wiig as an archeologist who eventually becomes the villainous Cheetah and Pedro Pascal as the tycoon Maxwell Lord. And there are new scenes set in Wonder Woman’s childhood home, the mythical island of Themyscira. “Wonder Woman 1984” is scheduled for release on June 5, 2020. Gadot and Pine aren’t the only “Wonder Woman” alums returning for the sequel — director Patty Jenkins is also back behind the camera. View the full article
  3. TL;DR: The advanced Hisense 43-inch 4K UHD HDR Smart TV is on sale for £249, saving you 38% on the list price. Christmas is almost upon us, and the last-minute deals to celebrate the holidays are here. If you're looking to invest in a new 4K TV, there are already loads of amazing deals out there to check out. You can save on 4K TVs from LG, Philips, Sony Bravia, Panasonic, and many more top brands right away. SEE ALSO: Christmas gifts that give back to a great cause We have searched high and low for the best deals on 4K TVs, and listed them conveniently for you to consider. Whatever your budget, there should be something that works for you right here. Read more... More about Tv, 4k Tv, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk DealsView the full article
  4. Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. The true civil service of the 24-hour news cycle isn't journalism (lol). Rather, it's the gift that keeps on giving: countless (and I mean countless) hours of news fail compilations. News is hell right now. And the 24-hour news cycle in particular is responsible for much of the deterioration of public discourse. The least TV news can do to offset the harm it does is provide the world wide web with such a dearth of live-broadcast fuckups. A time-honored tradition, the news fail compilation is also one of the oldest, most enduring, and arguably purest forms of YouTube content. It carries with it the spirit of Old Youtube, before monetization and vlogger culture turned the video hosting platform into a place of pre-meditated, false authenticity encapsulated by the phrase, "Hey guys!" Read more... More about Youtube, News Bloopers, Vlogger, Essentials Week, and CultureView the full article
  5. You learn a lot about people when they're asked to share their least popular opinions on things. In the BBC Radio 1 segment above, Star Wars stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega field calls from members of the public who have very strong views on a variety of random topics. Views like "Leonardo DiCaprio isn't hot" (this one divides them) and "Buckingham Palace is the worst place in London" (this one sort of unites them). To round things off, they then share their own unpopular opinions on things — and it turns out Boyega really isn't a fan of Friends. "I don't like it," says Boyega. "I think it's dead. The intro, the stupid sofa, everything man. Nah, it's not for me, man." Read more... More about Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Unpopular Opinion, Entertainment, and Celebrities View the full article
  6. Jow, the French e-grocery app — which combines recipes, recommendations and online grocery ordering — has raised $7 million in new funding. The round is led by Stride.VC, alongside Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström from Yes VC, and Shan-Lyn Ma, the co-founder and CEO of Zola. Previous seed backers, DST global partners and eVentures, also participated. Launched in 2018 and now supporting five of France’s leading grocery retailers (Monoprix, Carrefour, Auchan, Chronodrive, and E.Leclerc), Jow’s app claims to let you complete your weekly online food shop in as little as a minute (once you’ve been on-boarded, of course). It does this by creating customised menus, tailored to each user and household, and then automatically fills your online shopping cart with the required ingredients. The idea is to answer the question: “what’s for dinner tonight?” while providing a more cost-effective alternative to recipe kits such as Blue Apron or Hellofresh, and less reliance on take-outs from the likes of Deliveroo or Uber Eats. “Doing your weekly shopping online can take you up to one hour,” says Jow co-founder and CEO Jacques-Edouard Sabatier. “You waste a lot of time looking for the right product category, sub category, scrolling through hundreds of references, you finally find your product, put it in your cart, and repeat this process up to 40 times (the number of items in your cart)! It’s a horrendous experience, with no added value at all for the customer”. That’s in contrast to brick ‘n’ mortar grocery shopping, argues Sabatier, where there is an opportunity to “feel, taste and smell the products”. He says it’s the terrible user experience of grocery shopping online that has limited its e-grocery growth. Jow aims to change that. “Jow creates a customised menu, just for you, with simple and delicious recipes,” explains Sabatier. “Our food recommendation engine considers your tastes, your kitchen appliances, whether or not you have children and checks the availability of the ingredients in your supermarket. Jow then automatically fills your cart with all the ingredients you need to cook the meals”. In addition, Jow offers a customised list of your repeat purchases, and its recommendation engine claims to help you choose the exact quantities needed to avoid waste. You can also check out with a single click, and the app will synchronise with your chosen supermarket delivery or pick up service. Noteworthy is that the app’s recipe to cart feature represents on average 75% of the products Jow users add to their cart. Staple products such as toilet paper, beverages, toothpaste etc. make up the remaining 25%. The app is free for end users, seeing the Paris and New York-based startup generate affiliate revenue from supermarkets that want to use the service to acquire younger, mobile-first customers. The business model is asset light, too, since Jow is largely built on top of the existing infrastructure and capabilities of larger supermarkets. “Apart from the 50x improvement on the e-grocery funnel, it’s unbelievable to see that to date, in a world where you have tailored and recommended experiences around music, video etc., you have no strong recommendation engine or experiences around food,” adds Sabatier. In addition, the startup believes that more broadly it has created a mobile e-grocery experience that actually works. “E-grocery is one of the only e-commerce segments where desktop still prevails,” says Sabatier. “[Bucking this trend], 90% of Jow’s customers shop using their mobile devices, the experience is so smooth and fast that you can do your weekly shopping in just one minute on the subway or the bus”. View the full article
  7. By Miles, the U.K. pay-by-mile car insurance provider, is launching a “connected car” insurance policy specifically for Tesla drivers. The new insurance product pulls real-time mileage information directly from a car owner’s Tesla account and uses the distance they have driven to price their insurance each month. It claims to be the first car insurance policy to take data from a car without the need for a “black box” or aftermarket device. The new policy — created in partnership with digital insurer La Parisienne Assurances (backed by Swiss Re) — offers lower mileage Tesla owners in the U.K. (those that drive under 7,000 miles a year) the opportunity to save significantly on their annual car insurance, according to By Miles. More broadly, the insurtech says it is bucking the trend of car insurance not keeping pace with changes in technology, including the move to connected and electric cars. It cites industry figures that suggest 1 in 10 new cars sold in the U.K. are now electric. James Blackham, co-founder of By Miles, says the insurance industry needs to “catch up and launch policies as smart as the cars themselves”. To activate the pay-per-mile Tesla policy, drivers simply connect their Tesla with their By Miles account, with no need to install a separate so-called “black box”. Via the By Miles app, they are then able to instantly see the cost of each day’s miles and pay for what they’ve driven monthly. The new policy also claims to provide electric-first policy coverage, including covering items often not included on insurance policies as standard, such as “damage or theft of charging cables and accessories as well as electric car batteries”. Meanwhile, in other ways the By Miles connected car policy isn’t so much of a deviation from the company’s existing By Miles coverage. It first launched a pay-by-mile policy in July 2018 enabled by its “Miles Tracker” device that plugs into your car to count mileage, and now claims over 10,000 policyholders. View the full article
  8. During Tesla's Cybertruck presentation last month, company CEO Elon Musk wowed the crowd with a "one more thing" — an electric ATV (all-terrain vehicle) that plays nice with the Cybertruck. But neither Musk nor the company shared any more details about the ATV at the time, nor it was made available for pre-order (though Musk did later say it would come as an option for Cybertruck, at least at first). On Sunday, Musk broke the silence on the ATV, tweeting that the company will aim to "have it come out same time as truck." It'll be a two-seater, and designed to work with Cybertruck. We’ll aim to have it come out same time as truck. Two seater electric ATV designed to work with Cybertruck will be fun! Electric dirt bikes would be cool too. We won’t do road bikes, as too dangerous. I was hit by a truck & almost died on one when I was 17. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 8, 2019 Read more... More about Tesla, Atv, Cybertruck, Cyberquad, and TechView the full article
  9. Australians are used to dealing with brutal fire seasons, but barely a week into summer, 2019 is already something else. Already, 6 lives have been lost and almost 700 homes destroyed by bushfires. The world was briefly captivated by the plight of burned koalas like poor Lewis and the hundreds, possibly thousands, more incinerated in their habitat. Nearly three million hectares either are or have been on fireMore than 11% of New South Wales' national parks have burned, including World Heritage ancient rainforest that's never been dry enough to catch fire until now. Sydney is now in the longest sustained period of hazardous air pollution on record. Read more... More about Australia, Bushfires, Science, and Climate Environment View the full article
  10. Marriage Story, a film in which a previously loving relationship disintegrates over 136 painful minutes, looks like an absolutely miserable time. Though the film was well-received by critics, it's hard to gear yourself up for spending over two hours marinating in emotional distress. Fortunately, we're at least getting some good memes out of the movie. Arriving on Netflix this week, Marriage Story follows Charlie and Nicole Barber (Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson) as they navigate their divorce and custody of their son, complete with tears and angry yelling. In one particular scene, the couple get into a screaming match over things divorcing people commonly scream over. The argument escalates to a point where Charlie punches a hole in the wall — very alarming but also very dramatic. Read more... More about Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Marriage Story, Culture, and Web CultureView the full article
  11. It is an indisputable, immutable truth that all dogs are good dogs. Dogs are furry love factories, made of sunshine, happiness, and sweet toe beans, and humans emphatically do not deserve them. Every year more precious pups are brought to public attention, reminding us that there is still some good in this world, and 2019 was no different. This year’s squad included Tony, a pup in South Australia who served as the temporary steed of a confused koala joey; Narwhal, a puppy in Missouri with an extra “tail” protruding from his forehead; and Yuki, a wolf-dog in Florida who is probably the largest canine since Clifford. Read more... More about Dogs, Animals, 2019, Good Boys, and Best Worst Of 2019 View the full article
  12. From production waste to the burning of unsold stock, the damage caused by fast fashion and unsustainable manufacturing practices is rapidly taking its toll on the environment. While it might feel like much of the damage has already been done, small changes, such as supporting environmentally conscious brands or becoming a savvy and sustainable consumer, can help flip the script on what it truly means to shop smart. Invest in sustainable manufacturing According to the Ellen McArthur Foundation, one truckload of clothing is burned or landfilled every second, and less than 1% of new clothing is turned back into new clothes. If you like wearing clothing on your body, it’s well past time to focus on supporting brands that actively champion renewable and sustainable fashion processes Read more... More about Fashion, Supported, Sustainability, Brand X, and WatercoolerView the full article
  13. West starred in his second opera, which took place on a floating barge in Miami Marine Stadium View the full article
  14. We’re still reliving the best moments from the Avicii Tribute Concert — and this one might take the cake. Although there was a global stream with some very special performances live from Stockholm, sets from David Guetta, Kygo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Laidback Luke and Nicky Romero were left out of the broadcast. Thankfully, audience members were able to capture this magic as Kygo and Sandro Cavazza performed a rarity, “Forever Yours.” The unreleased track, originally by Avicii, was finished by Kygo with a touch of his own style. Watch the epic moment below from several different angles and keep your fingers crossed for an official release. Avicii Tribute Concert – Forever Yours Source: The Groove Cartel This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kygo Performs Unreleased Avicii Song “Forever Yours” with Sandro Cavazza [WATCH] View the full article
  15. Veteran actor and singer René Auberjonois has died of metastatic lung cancer at his Los Angeles home on Dec. 8. Auberjonois' son Rèmy-Luc confirmed the news to The Associate Press on Sunday. He was 79. Auberjonois was a well-respected and admired actor, having worked in the industry for over four decades. After studying theatre at Carnegie-Mellon University, Auberjonois performed with various theatre companies before landing his first Broadway role in 1968. His career quickly took off, the actor winning a Tony the next year for his role in as Sebastian Baye in Coco, opposite Katharine Hepburn. Read more... More about Obituaries, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Rene Auberjonois, Entertainment, and CelebritiesView the full article
  16. Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. This week saw a ton of activity in the space industry, with multiple launches, key preparations for commercial crew missions, robots and much more. Besides all the real space news, there’s also some extreme fan service for Star Wars lovers, courtesy of Disney and Boeing. Now I’m one day closer to my lifelong dream of becoming a real X-Wing starfighter pilot. Rocket Lab completes key step towards reusable rockets Launch startup Rocket Lab has been successfully delivering payloads to orbit for a while now, but earlier this year they announced they’d be moving to a launch system in which the booster they use to propel their spacecraft to orbit is reusable. An Electron rocket launching during a previous test. During their 10th mission with their Electron rocket, they took a crucial first step – testing the re-entry systems to bring the booster back to Earth’s atmosphere. Rocket Lab says the test went better than expected, which bodes well from moving to an actual test of properly recovering and refurbishing the thing. SpaceX launches 19th Space Station resupply mission The other big launch this week was SpaceX’s CRS-19 launch, which delivered 5,200 lbs of experiments and supplies to the ISS. This launch used a brand new Falcon 9, which SpaceX recovered with a landing at sea, and it also employed a Dragon cargo capsule that the company has flown twice before. On board, there’s a load of amazing new equipment for the ISS, like a ‘robot hotel.’ Emotionally intelligent IBM-powered assistant robot is heading to space You may not have heard, but there’s an advanced Alexa for astronauts called CIMON, and after a successful first test, it’s headed back to the ISS aboard the above SpaceX launch with improvements. One of its key improvements is a new ability to detect and respond to human emotions, which is, you know, HAL territory. SpaceX completes 7th parachute test SpaceX is getting closer to a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to its ability to launch astronauts on its commercial crew spacecraft. The company needs to do at least 10 parachute tests in a row to get ship-shape for its crew launch, and it’s now pretty close to getting that done before year’s end. Boeing completes dress rehearsal of crew launch Boeing is also getting closer to its own commercial crew launch, and in fact completed an entire rehearsal of how the mission will go on on launch day when it does its uncrewed launch. This rehearsal including fully feeling the rocket, and next time that happens, it’ll be taking off. Real X-Wings fly for real (really) X-Wing starfighters ascended through the night sky over Orlando, Florida this week as Disney celebrated the opening of its new ‘Rise of the Resistance’ attraction at Disney World. The X-Wings (2 of them!) were modified versions of a large cargo drone that Boeing has been developing, but both companies are keeping mum on any further details right now. Here’s what’s up in the world of space startups and investing What’s going on with space tech, and why is it having a moment? What’s coming next, and where is the smart money going? The answers to those questions and more lie in Starburst founder and aerospace investor François Chopard’s informative deck about space and defense, available exclusively to Extra Crunch subscribers. View the full article
  17. South Park jokes often very pointedly come at someone's expense. But a throwaway joke from the Season 23 episode that aired Tuesday, Dec 3 had an unintended victim for a change. A real person from Fairway, Colo. got bombarded with hundreds of calls from fans misdialing a number advertised as co-creator Trey Parker's during the episode titled "Basic Cable." The number appeared in an in-universe commercial urging streaming services to call and buy the rights to a variety of fake spin-off shows like "PC Babies" and "The Scott Malkinson Show." Trey's number is 719-838-4002https://t.co/lPumdoUEHn pic.twitter.com/RxwUaAgkKj — South Park (@SouthPark) December 7, 2019 Read more... More about Entertainment, Twitter, Culture, South Park, and Trey ParkerView the full article
  18. XXXTENTACION’s posthumous album Bad Vibes Forever officially released on Friday. The studio installment features Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Noah Cyrus, Tory Lanez, blink-182 and more, running 25 tracks and an hour long. The album reportedly previewed in a star-studded launch, with Diplo on the decks, plus Playboi Carti, PnB Rock and more. XXXTENTACION died last June as a target of gun violence. The 20-year-old was gunned down when leaving a motorbike store in Florida. Suspect Dedrick Devonshay Williams was arrested days later for X’s murder. At the time of his passing, Diplo released the following statement about the controversial hip hop star: This kid was a genius . true artist. He made his own rules. He has his faults and we was willing to pay for his sins.. but he was young and he worked so hard on his own self . He wanted to be better. he loves everyone so much . He lived for every kid out here. He had the biggest imagination. He texted me this weekend it was one of his goals to get me & Skrillex to finish his next album. I Invited him to La this week. I was wondering if he was gonna come . He used every second of his life to create . He reppped Florida to his core.. I love this kid . He was gonna do so much more he promised me XXXTENTACION – Bad Vibes Forever Source: Scoopsquare24 This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo Shows Up In Support of XXXTENTACION’s Posthumous Album ‘Bad Vibes Forever’ View the full article
  19. There's been a lot of (understandable) hand-wringing around deepfakes, but consider this: What if you could swap your face onto your cat's body? Not so apocalyptic anymore, right? It looks like that's the pitch for Snapchat Cameo. You can use it to superimpose a face over another face in your Snaps, creating a sort of low-rent deepfake GIF or video clip. While the upcoming feature hasn't technically been revealed, some Snapchat users in France got to access it a bit early on Sunday. TechCrunch then confirmed with Snapchat that Cameo exists, and it's undergoing limited testing in international markets. Read more... More about Snapchat, Snapchat Cameo, Tech, and Big Tech Companies View the full article
  20. He's been saying it for years: Bernie Sanders is one of the most meme-able presidential candidates of our time. Just one week into December and he's already announced a radical plan to bring everyone high-speed internet. Now, the presidential hopeful is contributing to web culture in the form of a fantastic meme, seemingly adding his voice to the chorus of supporters demanding hungry felines get a fair shot because "cats can have little a salami." When you visit the goldmine of a URL www.cancatshavealittlesalami.com, you'll find Sanders' latest policy plan to tackle the issue of systemic wealth inequality plaguing our country. Read more... More about Politics, Cats, Culture, Bernie Sanders, and MemeView the full article
  21. The University of Colorado Denver is now offering students a focus in electronic music. Study of the Electronic Digital Instrument (EDI) covers an ever-evolving combination of computers, MIDI controllers, software, keyboards and beyond. At CU Denver, classes are available to students in the College of Arts and Media program. EDI pupils are able to mix a variety of four-year degrees with music theory, history, ear training, and more. Chair of the Music and Entertainment Industry Department at CU Denver, Richard Strasser, said to Westword — “This is a seismic shift we are making.” The Berklee College of Music in Boston is one of the only other places where students can study EDI at this level. For more more info, go to ucdenver.edu. Source: Westword | Photo: University of Colorado Denver This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: University of Colorado Denver Offers Electronic Digital Instrument Classes View the full article
  22. Jason Aldean returned to the stage for the first time since the mass shooting at Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. The country star’s first full show since since that fateful night in 2017 took place at Park MGM’s Park Theater on Friday. He performed for a packed house, describing the first of three Ride All Night tour stops as “a real special night.” “We got a lot of people in the crowd who are family to us, so welcome everyone from Route 91,” he said. “We came back to blow it out for you guys tonight. Let’s finish what we started, what y’all think!” Aldean reportedly ended it on “When She Says Baby,” the song he was playing when shots rang out at the festival. He explained there was a “little interruption” during his previous performance and he wanted to finally finish it. Back in April, Aldean made an appearance at the Academy of Country Music Awards, which also took place in Las Vegas. He accepted the ACM’s Artist of the Decade award. Jason Aldean Back in Vegas Source: USA Today | Photo: Joseph Llanes This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Jason Aldean Performs First Full Concert Since Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Mass Shooting View the full article
  23. It's been a long, patience-testing road for Wonder Woman fans. The movie's sequel was originally slated for Nov. 2019, but it eventually got pushed back to June 2020 due to Warner Bros.' desire for another summer release. Still, they say good things come to those who wait, and we finally have some footage! The trailer for Wonder Woman 1984, which sees the alliterative Amazonian facing off against Cheetah during the Cold War, is every bit as epic as we could have hoped. Is it June yet? Read more... More about Dc, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman 1984, and Entertainment View the full article
  24. In May 2019, TF discovered that the RIAA had obtained a DMCA subpoena which compelled CDN company Cloudflare to reveal the identities of several site operators using its services. Among the several domains listed was DBR.ee, a file-hosting site that had was utilized by some of its users for hosting pre-release music leaks. This clearly didn’t sit well with the RIAA and within a month of the subpoena being obtained, DBR.ee shut itself down. Initially it wasn’t clear if the subpoena and the closure were linked but soon after a message appeared on the site which advised that it had been shut down for copyright infringement following action by the RIAA, IFPI, and Music Canada. The DBR.ee shutdown notice Early September, however, a new site appeared. Sporting the DBREE name and graphics but located under a different URL (DBREE.co), the site seemed to want to pick up where the original had left off. It’s not currently known whether the same people are behind the resurrection but the RIAA appears keen to find out. Late November the RIAA obtained a pair of DMCA subpoenas at a Columbia federal court, one targeting domain registrar Namecheap and the other CDN service Cloudflare. Their aim is to uncover the identities of several site operators, DBREE.co’s included. “The purpose for which this subpoena is sought is to obtain the identity of the individual assigned to these websites who has induced the infringement of, and has directly engaged in the infringement of, our members’ copyrighted sound recordings without their authorization,” the subpoenas read. DBREE.co stands accused of infringement on three tracks – Lover by Taylor Swift, Under the Graveyard by Ozzy Osbourne, and Thailand by Lil Uzi Vert. FLACC.org, a music release blog that links to content hosted elsewhere, is also accused of infringing copyrights on three tracks from Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran, and Tech N9ne. Hiphopeasy.xyz, an album, single, and mixtape indexing site, is currently offline. Nevertheless, the RIAA claims it infringed the rights of Post Malone, Travis Scott, and Ed Sheeran. Another platform, identified by the RIAA as operating from Ovzy.xyz and its subdomains, is also inaccessible. As usual, the subpoenas require Namecheap and Cloudflare to give up every piece of information they hold on the site’s alleged operators. Both companies are also asked to consider “the widespread and infringing nature” of the sites to determine whether they are in breach of terms of service agreements or repeat infringer policies. Whether Namecheap or Cloudflare have any useful information to hand over to the RIAA remains to be seen but they are both expected to comply. The DMCA subpoenas are available here and here (pdf) Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN reviews, discounts, offers and coupons. View the full article
  25. Claremont United Methodist Church transformed its Christmas nativity scene into a powerful statement about family separation by caging their figures of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph and releasing a theological statement on the United States' treatment of refugees. SEE ALSO: Don't let Trump's executive order fool you — family detention is also inhumane A Facebook post by Senior Minister Karen Clark Ristine includes a picture of the nativity and the aforementioned statement, which encourages onlookers to "consider the most well-known refugee family in the world." The statement continues: Clark Ristine also wrote that the church building contains a second set of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph figures depicting the family's reunion. Read more... More about Nativity Scene, Family Separation, Culture, Activism, and PoliticsView the full article
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