TechCrunch has the details on a federal-court summary judgement involving Veoh.
The judge's guidelines for what consitutes "reasonable precautions" for a sites that serve up user-posted video seem reasonable. Combined with last week's ruling on fair use, it's almost like there's some sanity emerging in the world of digital copyright...
Too bad £75,000 is about a gajillion dollars at today's exchange rates.
Also, I'm not sure I could drive stick left-handed.
U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel ruled today that copyright owners must consider "fair use" before alleging infringement and sending take-down notices to YouTube and other video-sharing sites.
In this era of buyouts, shrinking circulations and general mainstream-media malaise, it's easy to poke fun and point fingers. But there are lots of smart people fighting the good fight, and finding new ways to weave their print and broadcast businesses into the Interweb. To wit:
As the District of Columbia starts registering handguns in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling against the city's outright ban, there are two numbers that could very revealing:
- How many D.C. residents step forward during the 180-day amnesty period to register handguns they already owned. In other words, just how handgun-free were "law-abiding" residents during the ban?
Just curious -- is there ANY media outlet that Brad DeLong believes is NOT in a
I like Barack Obama. I've been impressed by his campaign, and will more than likely vote for him in November. But I'm not impressed by his FISA position -- and besides, this is just funny:
image via TechCrunch
... if you're a top-notch communications pro, that is.
The New America Foundation -- the innovative, media-savvy and now post-post-partisan think tank that, incidentally, keeps me occupied during business hours -- is expanding its media and communications operations.
That has lots of good implications, but the most obvious ones are these two newly created positions:
Read the full listings for all the details, but if you've got 4-8 years of communications experience in the Beltway/public policy world, a feel for the ways the media landscape is changing, and like what New America is all about, we'd like to talk.
The caveat: You'd be working for me. But other than that, it's really a pretty good gig.
So tell your friends. Alert the media. Just be sure to follow the application instructions -- resumes sent directly to my inbox won't help your cause, I can assure you...
From Michael Gerson's op-ed in today's Washington Post:
One Pentagon source (who didn't want to be identified for fear of sounding like a suck-up) calls [Defense Secretary Robert] Gates "extraordinarily quick and extraordinarily even" and praises his "sense of humor and candor behind closed doors."