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  1. El collaborates with billy woods and Elucid on the hip-hop duo’s third offering from We Buy Diabetic Test StripsView the full article
  2. A companion piece to The Record arrives on October 13View the full article
  3. In which the Puerto Rican rapper leans on a kiddie ride and a decked-out convertible while rapping alongView the full article
  4. Following shows through the rest of 2023, she continues touring the U.S. next yearView the full article
  5. The musicians are dressed as angels in the new India Harris–directed visualView the full article
  6. The singer and founding member of the 1960s folk band penned hits like the Grammy-nominated “Cherish”View the full article
  7. “The Magdalene Song” soundtracked the finale of BBC series The Woman in the Wall, about cruelty in the Irish Catholic church systemView the full article
  8. Dates behind Daniel Lopatin’s new album Again kick off in 2024View the full article
  9. Segall eats egg after egg in a visual that he co-directed with his wife, Denée SegallView the full article
  10. Our weekly playlist highlights songs that our writers, editors, and contributors are listening to on repeatView the full article
  11. Chris Ianuzzi has become a YEDM favorite and an example of the type of experimental electronica that fuels EDM with out EDMers even knowing about it. With a firm foot still in post punk and indie/electronic crossover, Ianuzzi is in a unique position to draw in fans of multiple genres with his well-composed, Philip Glass-style organized chaos. While most of this work is just that: a load of tinkering and technically complex composition meant to sound chaotic, Ianuzzi does sometimes step all the way in to EDM, even to the point where one can find a solid genre or two. This is the case with his new dual single, “Distant Suns” and “Wild Side.” With a actual beats and even a melody, Ianuzzi has channeled his inner raver in “Distant Suns,” the ostensible a-side of the two tracks. The track opens with a feedback-driven vintage tune-in vibe before launching into a trancy straight beat without a buildup. Sad straight beat is accompanied by a 90s rave-style melody which is sort of ambient to the beat, which, without the listener noticing, turns into a more deep techno beat before the whole thing is cut off without ceremony and switches to an industrial-soaked breakbeat. The track continues thus, with the various trance-techno-breakbeat loops starting and stopping arbitrarily and Ianuzzi’s dissonant vocals being, surprisingly, the only element that continues on a followable trajectory. “Distant Suns” is thus able to straddle EDM, post punk and experimental at once: the elements of EDM are there, but the structure is all Ianuzzi and his glorious chaos. It’s clear upon listening to “Wild Side” that in these two tracks, Ianuzzi was playing around with different percussive sounds that are sort of timey and spacey in nature. They’re present in “Distant Suns” but in “Wild Side” they comprise a significant line of music. Also with a surprising amount of perceivable structure, “Wild Side” is actually more linear than “Distant Suns,” as its running bassline drives the track while the minimal trap beat anchors it. Over, aside and around these structures, however, is the sonic equivalent of Tron superimposed over Salvador Dalí’s Persistence of Memory series with the melting clocks. While more industrial-meets-post punk than EDM, “Wild Side” is still cohesive enough to tickle the EDM fan’s fancy as well. It would be excellent at the end of a sunrise set at the end of a festival. Fans can always expect the unexpected from Chris Ianuzzi, and “Distant Suns” and “Wild Side” are no exception. With his last track prior to these being more ambient experimental, it’s nice to see this electronica mad scientist play with beat and percussion once more. “Distant Suns” and “Wild Side” are out now and available to stream on Spotify. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Chris Ianuzzi Tackles Melody and the Time-Space Continuum in New Tracks, ‘Distant Suns’ and ‘Wild Side’ View the full article
  12. An event organized by Spanish football league LaLiga took place at the Museum of Arts and Sciences of Valencia yesterday. LaLiga were joined at “Fight Against Piracy in Sporting Events” by Víctor Francos Díaz, Spain’s recently appointed Secretary of State for Sports and president of the Higher Sports Council (CSD), and MEP Iban García del Blanco. Citing data recently published by the European Intellectual Property Office, which found that piracy in the EU grew by 3.3 % in 2022, the CSD president said piracy remains a problem for sports groups like LaLiga and for governments around Europe. That report didn’t actually contain any data on the IPTV-based piracy plaguing LaLiga, but there’s no doubt that the league has its hands full. Scale of the Problem LaLiga’s efforts to contain IPTV piracy services began eight years ago and according to local media, La Liga’s anti-piracy department now detects over 46,000 IP addresses around the world broadcasting pirated live sports. LaLiga chief Javier Tebas reported that during the first five days of the new Spanish football season, it had “eliminated” 58 Android-based piracy apps believed to have been downloaded by four million users worldwide. Tebas said that 800,000 of those users are in Spain where they use the app to watch pirated football streams. The figures relating to Apple devices are smaller, around a million users worldwide, 300,000 of them in Spain. Overall that’s roughly 1.1 million users of these pirate apps in Spain, a considerable number but only part of the overall picture. Terminology and Definitions Are Important What LaLiga means by “eliminated” isn’t clear and that in itself muddies the waters when trying to build a picture on achievements and failures. On one hand, the complete destruction of 58 apps and their infrastructure would be a monumental achievement but if 58 apps were only removed from app stores or blocked by ISPs, any gains might already have been wiped out as pirates adjust. The tell-tale signs that “eliminated” means something other than total destruction were evident as Tebas outlined another problem facing LaLiga. While it may well have restricted the availability of dozens of apps, LaLiga is in no position to do anything about the copies that have already been downloaded and installed on users’ phones. Tebas describes this as another problem LaLiga faced, which probably speaks volumes about the status of the “eliminated” apps. If we assume that non-functional “eliminated” piracy apps are useless and therefore of little concern to LaLiga, only functional apps are problematic. If the already downloaded apps can still rely on functional internet infrastructure, getting rebranded apps back into the marketplace won’t be a problem for pirates. That being said, Tebas believes that eliminating downloaded apps has value, and it appears that work towards that is already underway. LaLiga is “Talking to Google” “That is another of our fights: that those who have them downloaded on their mobile phones already have them and now we have to work to eliminate them,” Tebas said, as quoted by local media. “We are talking to Google and other platforms so that they can be located on those mobile phones. If it can be done and it is done, for example, for crimes such as child pornography, for intellectual property, which is stealing, they should have to do it too.” It’s been quite some time since the protection of intellectual property and the protection of children have been mentioned in the same sentence, and longer still since anyone has advocated for equivalent countermeasures. That could mean that the protection of intellectual property is getting ahead of itself but without similarly huge financial lobbying power, it’s more likely to reflect child protection falling behind. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  13. NASA has called the OSIRIS-Rex landing a historic success, the first U.S. mission to return samples of an asteroid to Earth.View the full article
  14. An updated law requires ticketing platforms to report anyone who earns over $600 from reselling tickets to the IRS, impacting Taylor Swift and Beyoncé resellers.View the full article
  15. Connections is a New York Times word game that's all about finding the "common threads between words." How to solve the puzzle.View the full article
  16. A ChatGPT artificial intelligence OpenAI training bundle is on sale for $29.99. That's 42% off its normal price of $52.View the full article
  17. A pair of mini dual-tube digital night vision binoculars with 1080p HD recording is on sale for $99.99. That's 37% off the item's regular price of $159.99.View the full article
  18. The Flash Pro Plus 100W USB-C 25000mAh graphene power bank with MagSafe compatibility is just $229.99. That's 27% off its regular price of $319.View the full article
  19. Save on a refurbished Dell Optiplex desktop PC and a lifetime Microsoft Office subscription at the Mashable Shop.View the full article
  20. Save 60% on an open box Apple Magic Keyboard Folio for iPad at the Mashable ShopView the full article
  21. NASA will return samples from asteroid Bennu to Earth on September 24, 2023 and you can livestream the historic event on NASA TV and YouTube. Here's how.View the full article
  22. A lifetime membership to International Open Academy eLearning is on sale for £48.02, saving you 85% on list price.View the full article
  23. In 2003, the World Wide Web was still in its infancy. Dial-up connections were still the default and YouTube, Facebook, and Gmail had yet to be invented. There was a new technology making waves at the time. BitTorrent made it much easier for people to transfer large files, opening the door to unlimited video-sharing without restraints. Many people started experimenting with BitTorrent by sharing pirated films and TV shows. These files made their way all over the world and remained available as long as all pieces were shared in the swarm. Most of these early releases remained available for a few days or weeks, and some lasted well over a year before people lost interest. In extreme cases, some torrents have managed to survive for over a decade. The Fanimatrix Torrent Turns 20 The oldest surviving torrent we have seen is a copy of the Matrix fan film “The Fanimatrix”. The torrent was created in September 2003 and will turn 20 years old in a few days. A truly remarkable achievement. The film was shot by a group of New Zealand friends. With a limited budget of just $800, nearly half of which was spent on a leather jacket, they managed to complete the project in nine days. While shooting the film was possible with these financial constraints, finding a distribution channel proved to be a major hurdle. Free video-sharing services didn’t exist yet and server bandwidth was still very costly. Technically the team could host their own server, but that would cost thousands of dollars, which wasn’t an option. Luckily, however, the group’s IT guy, Sebastian Kai Frost, went looking for alternatives. Promising New Technology Frost had a bit part in the film and did some other work as well, but the true breakthrough came when he stumbled upon a new technology called BitTorrent. This appeared to be exactly what they were looking for. “It looked promising because it scaled such that the more popular the file became, the more the bandwidth load was shared. It seemed like the perfect solution,” Frost told us earlier. After convincing the crew that BitTorrent was the right choice, Frost created a torrent on September 28, 2003. He also compiled a tracker on his own Linux box and made sure everything was running correctly. Today, more than twenty years have passed and the torrent is still up and running with more than a hundred seeders. As far as we know, it’s the oldest active torrent on the Internet, one that deserves to be in the history books. A Proper Celebration for the 25th? Initially, there was a plan to celebrate the 20th anniversary but that hasn’t come to fruition. Some of the original cast members have fairly successful careers now and are scattered around the world, so getting the team back together is a challenge. Director and writer Rajneel Singh, who is still active in the film industry, would like to do something special for the 25th anniversary. Frost says that there is a plan to get the cast together to shoot and release a new clip, perhaps coupled with some fresh “Fanimatrix” merchandise. Whether the torrent will still be going by that time is unclear, but Frost will do everything in his power to make that happen. “I never expected to become the world’s oldest torrent but now it’s definitely become a thing I’d love to keep carrying on. So I’ll be keeping this active as long as I physically can,” Frost tells us. There were a few times that the torrent almost died but after the news broke that this was the oldest active torrent, dozens of people stepped forward to donate their bandwidth. “It’s really heartening seeing the community pull together around this torrent, despite its usually low transfer count, and work together to keep it alive and kicking. It warms my heart on the daily.” “We’re super pumped that it’s still going and that people still take an interest in it. Looking forward to the 25th and having something special to share with the world,” Frost concludes. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  24. “You’re talking about things I haven’t done yet, in the past tense. It’s driving me crazy. Are you sure you have the right person?” Sarah Connor’s bewilderment in the 1984 masterpiece The Terminator is convincing. Important actions she was yet to take had already led to events happening in the future; the Terminator’s job was travel back from the future and stop her doing the stuff she hadn’t even done yet. Determining the Future Time travel never makes sense in movies and the text of the DMCA makes no attempt to address any takedown grievances a T-1000 may have experienced in 2029. It states that if a copyright holder sees their work being infringed online, they can send a notice that identifies the location of the content along with a request for its removal. This would not have confused Sarah Connor. The alleged infringement happened and as per the DMCA, the content that can be seen in the present can be removed, so it’s not seen in the future. No time-traveling conundrums, just past, present and future, in one direction. Proactive Help For Rightsholders For some time, rightsholders have been submitting DMCA notices to Google that request the removal of URLs in Google’s search indexes that do not yet exist in Google’s search indexes. By default, these ‘DMCA’ notices are invalid; no infringement means there’s a) no content to locate and b) nothing to take down. The caveat here is that Google is simply going the extra mile to help rightsholders. One example is the tendency of pirate site URLs to follow a formula; it’s possible to predict an infringing URL in advance, and when Google crawls it, it’s immediately flagged and never appears in search results. There are other examples, but it’s the intent that’s important. Google recently revealed that it preemptively blocks hundreds of millions of URLs before they appear in its indexes. This isn’t required under law so referring to them as DMCA takedown notices is immediately problematic. Crimes of the Future Google’s web takedown form states that it’s company policy to “respond to legally valid copyright removal requests.” In addition, however, it also accepts notices that aren’t legally valid, at least under the DMCA. “Search accepts notices for web pages that are not even in our index at the time of submission. Nevertheless, we will proactively block such web pages from appearing in our Search results and will apply these notices to our demotion signal,” the page reads. Given that no infringement has taken place, what happens when people start making predictions about future infringements that never happen, or they decide to start sending bogus notices to ensure that sites are punished by preemptive blocking? Future Blocking Warning In a post to the /r/google community on Reddit yesterday, a user reported that they had received “many DMCA notices from Google regarding a pornography actor.” The notification from Google, which clearly references the DMCA, notes that some of the reported URLs in the complaint may not actually be in its search results. “Although some of these URLs may not be available in our search results now, we are retaining these notices and will act on them if at some point in the future we do crawl these pages for inclusion in search results,” the notice reads. Problem #1: The Allegations Are Bogus The DMCA notice posted by the Reddit user is listed on the Lumen Database (link). It claims to protect the rights of an OnlyFans/Instagram user but actually targets a policy page on the Reddit users’ site, a mobile phone store, another mobile phone store, and a meme page. Only one URL hits an appropriate target, unless beach footwear qualifies. The sender is identified as ‘Venus Group’ and according to Lumen Database records, it represents a long list of similar OnlyFans/influencer-type people. In another notice listed on Lumen (link), a page on the Reddit user’s website selling smartphones is a target, along with a site selling a dog-feeding device, and a site selling a specialist alcoholic drink. Whether the company received a similar warning about future piracy is unclear, but the same DMCA complaint also requests the removal of a Sony Pictures Publicity administration portal. Problem #2: Doing Nothing Isn’t An Option As Google’s notification explains, if URLs aren’t in its indexes now, as soon as it sees them there’s a reasonable chance they will never appear in its search results and the notices will form part of a demotion signal. So what are the options for those wrongfully targeted? The suggestion from Google is to file a DMCA counter notice; Sarah is confused again. On the basis that a DMCA notice may only reference an infringement that has actually happened and must state the current location of the infringing content, any notice that fails to do so is invalid. Regardless of whether Google accepts infringement notices to enable it to respond proactively, how can a DMCA counternotice attempt to revoke an invalid DMCA notice that references allegedly infringing content that simply doesn’t exist in Google’s search results, but may appear sometime in the future? This is one of the inevitable problems of letting people predict the future and mess around with the normal flowing of time. The logical progression from here is for people to get their DMCA counter notices in first, to counteract the bogus notices that haven’t been sent, referencing content that doesn’t exist. If the past can change, then so can the future. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  25. black a.m., also known as Sinclair Wheeler, has brought a unique rock-infused spin to the house music world. Since 2019, he has pushed the boundaries of his craft, earning himself spots at marquee events like Insomniac’s Park N Rave series and receiving accolades from industry titans such as John Summit, NGHTMRE, JOYRYDE, Slander, and DJ Craze. This attention wasn’t without merit; Ultra Music officially released his remix of NGHTMRE and Gunna’s “Cash Cow” while also signing tracks to Slow Roast Records and accumulating over 600,000 streams across platforms. Now, this talented artist is back in the saddle with a sizzling new single ’70W (Vaded)’ – supercharged with energy and bass. He masterfully rides the line between electro, bass, and tech house, delivering a result that’s unmistakably unique and captivating. We’re excited to see what he does next but in the meantime, check out the single below! This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: black a.m. Drops Energetic House Single ‘70W (Vaded)’ View the full article
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