Getty announced a new embedding feature on its website that makes 35 million images free for non-commercial use.
Copyright and attribution seem like quaint concepts if you’re browsing the Internet these days. While finding and sharing images has never been easier, a lot of users and accounts take a fairly complacent approach to letting you know where the image is from.
A test-run of the new pre-screening system on YouTube, results in thousands of the site’s most popular creator’s videos being flagged incorrectly.
In the wake of the Veronica Mars movie’s dramatic success on Kickstarter last week, filmmakers are trying to raise $20,000 on the crowdfunding site to release an “Arrested Development” movie.
Kim Dotcom’s latest website, Mega, promised to be a replacement of Megaupload, the file-sharing and mostly-pirated video host site the government took down a year ago. But Mega is a cloud-storage service: Users have access to their files, but no one else, not even the site’s administrators, know what’s in them because they’re encrypted before they reach Mega’s servers.
The shutdown of Megaupload adversely affected movie box office earnings, according to a paper by European researchers European researchers Christian Peukert and Jörg Claussen.
The Internet music service Pandora filed suit against the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers yesterday, asking the court to establish reasonable licensing fees for the titles in ASCAP’s catalog.
The government of Gabon, Africa, will bar Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom from forming a new website on the Gabonese domain .ga, the AFP reports.
The bit-torrent sharing site The Pirate Bay has abandoned its servers and moved its data to the cloud, the Swedish nonprofit said in a blog post. Pirate Bay seemed to be responding to the threat of a law enforcement shutdown, similar to what happened to Megaupload.
A celebrity photo agency, Mavrix, has sued the website BuzzFeed for using its copyrighted photos. At issue are photos of actress/comedian Kathy Griffin and photos of singer Katy Perry in Miami.