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Google: Sorry professor, old Beethoven recordings on YouTube are copyrighted

Enlarge (credit: Ipsumpix/Corbis via Getty Images) Dr. Ulrich Kaiser is Professor of Music Theory, Ombudsman for Good Scientific Practice and Head of the Multimedia Department for Teacher Education at the Munich University of Music and Theatre. This article was originally … Continue reading

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Austrian TV-broadcaster Puls 4 wins against YouTube at first instance

Rainer SchultesAccording to the Vienna Commercial Court, YouTube is not a mere host provider. Host providers are privileged, and shall not be liable for information stored if the provider does not have actual knowledge of illegal activity or information, and … Continue reading

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Police: YouTube star ‘McSkillet’ killed mom and 12-year-old in wrong-way crash

It is not clear why Trevor Heitmann roared down a San Diego highway in the wrong direction as his speedometer approached what was likely triple digits. What is known is this: Heitmann smashed his McLaren sports car into another vehicle … Continue reading

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“Material Support for Terrorists” Lawsuit Against YouTube Fails Again–Gonzalez v. Google

This is one of numerous lawsuits against social media providers, seeking to hold them liable for terrorist attacks because they publish third party-provided terrorist-related content. These lawsuits have gone nowhere, including this one. I blogged the dismissal of the Second … Continue reading

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YouTube, WhatsApp, Twitter, FB take new steps to combat fake news

Poynter: “YouTube will be surfacing authoritative sources in search results during breaking news in order to push out the regular dribble of conspiracy theories, but defining “authoritative” might be tricky. WhatsApp is now labeling forwarded messages and working with fact-checkers and researchers, but will it be … Continue reading

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