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YouTube May Add to the Burdens of Humble Wikipedia - The New York Times
Wikipedia’s lopsided relationships can also amplify pre-existing internal problems. Its contributors skew white and male, for example, leading to predictable outcomes — just 17 percent of the subjects of biographies on the site are women. Wikipedia is taking steps to address the issue, but the next generation of consumer tech is being built on top of it — and its gaps and biases — in the meantime.
ee  wikipedia  youtube  fact 
march 2018 by osi_info_program
Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium
Someone or something or some combination of people and things is using YouTube to systematically frighten, traumatise, and abuse children, automatically and at scale, and it forces me to question my own beliefs about the internet, at every level.
ee  internet  children  youtube  video  filtering 
november 2017 by osi_info_program
Better filters won’t cure this: YouTube’s kids nightmare
For what Bridle is describing, he explains, is a disturbing new kind of “art”, mass-produced only because a huge ad-supported platform such as YouTube rewards its creation. The “such as” caveat is redundant here, since no other video platform has scale. It has to be YouTube. Just as no other social network (at least outside China or Russia) has the scale of Facebook, so for fake news and political ads, it has to be Facebook. This is as much a characteristic of the internet in 2017 as fake news or spam.
youtube  ee  filtering  businessmodels  algorithms 
november 2017 by osi_info_program
Court Issues Decision On Intermediary Liability In Viacom v. YouTube | Intellectual Property Watch
Sherwin Siy, deputy legal director for online civil liberties group Public Knowledge, issued the following statement:

“We are pleased with the Appeals Court ruling. The Court upheld the basic principles of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Crucially, the Court rejected Viacom’s attempt to create a new duty of those hosting content to monitor actively for infringement in order to qualify for the law’s safe-harbor provisions. The Court upheld the need for knowledge of specific instances of infringement in the DMCA, and that a general awareness of possible infringement is not sufficient.”
intermediary_liability  viacom  youtube  legal_cases  news  bh 
april 2012 by osi_info_program
Social media looks to fill investigative reporting gap - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, California, has had a meeting with the video-sharing website to discuss the possibility of launching a service dedicated to investigative journalism in response to the decline of in-depth reporting at traditional news outlets.
journalism  video  youtube  media  news  jerzy 
september 2011 by osi_info_program
YouTube introduces Creative Commons option for uploaders, remixers - Boing Boing
So far there are 10,000 Creative Commons-licensed videos on YouTube - including C-SPAN, PublicResource.org, Voice of America, and Al Jazeera.
creative-commons  video  youtube  news  david 
june 2011 by osi_info_program
EFF Calls for Immediate Action to Defend Tunisian Activists Against Government Cyberattacks | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Demonstrations and protests over unemployment and poor living conditions have been ongoing in Tunisia since the beginning of December, but last week the Tunisian government turned up the heat on bloggers, activists, and dissidents by launching a JavaScript injection attack that siphoned off the usernames and passwords of Tunsians logging in to Google, Yahoo, and Facebook. The Tunisian government has used these stolen credentials to log in to Tunisians’ email and Facebook accounts, presumably downloading their messages, emails, and social graphs for further analysis, and then deleting the accounts entirely."
tunisia  google  youtube  facebook  eff  cybersecurity  hacking  news 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
Twitter / sami ben gharbia: publishing #iran's Neda vi ...
Sami Ben Gharbia sez: "publishing #iran's Neda video is Ok and even praised on #youtube official blog. Videos of Tunisian massacre of protestors are not welcome!??"
tunisia  youtube  intermediary_censorship 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
Is YouTube back online in Turkey? | EDRI
..and if so for how long? The videos that led to the ban have been removed, but not by YouTube. And while Turkish Transport Minister Binali Yildirim says there is no longer any reason to ban the website, the videos have already been uploaded by another user...
turkey  intermediary_liability  censorship  blocking  filtering  freeexpression  youtube 
november 2010 by osi_info_program
European Public Policy Blog: A Big Win for the Internet
"Today a federal court in Madrid dismissed charges of copyright infringement against YouTube. This decision is a clear victory for the Internet and the rules that govern it. Spanish broadcaster Telecinco had claimed that YouTube should be liable when users upload copyright-infringing material. "
spain  europe  google  youtube  intermediary_liability 
september 2010 by osi_info_program
Global Voices in English » Russia: The First Case of YouTube Ban
"On July 16, 2010, Komsomolsk-on-Amur city court issued a decision [RUS] requested by the city prosecutor. The decision requires a local Internet provider “Rosnet” to block IP-addresses of five websites: lib.rus (the judge meant lib.rus.ec, a Russian Internet library), thelib.ru, www.zhurnal.ru, web.archive.org, and… youtube.com.

"The court believes those websites host extremist content (several online copies of “Mein Kampf” and a video “Russia for Russians” that accompanied a skinhead-related song uploaded by a user from Serbia [RUS]) while the provider was accused of “not blocking them.”"
youtube  blocking  censorship  russia  news 
august 2010 by osi_info_program
LINX Public Affairs » Viacom v Youtube: Youtube wins
"Youtube has won the crucial legal judgement in defending the lawsuit brought against it by Viacom."
youtube  copyright  enforcement  businessmodels  news 
june 2010 by osi_info_program
Turkish president uses Twitter to condemn YouTube ban | World news | The Guardian
"The Turkish president has used his Twitter account to condemn the country's ban on YouTube and some Google services."
turkey  censorship  freespeech  youtube  twitter 
june 2010 by osi_info_program
http://www.eff.org/files/Sideshow-Coalition-amicus.pdf
Amicus brief of the "sideshow coalition" of young creators in the Viacom/Google case over Youtube and copyright. "We are creative individuals unaffiliated with a major corporation who post original content on YouTube. We call ourselves the ―Sideshow Coalition‖ because Viacom has called us a sideshow.2 Viacom apparently considers us marginal and irrelevant because we are not affiliated with major media corporations. We believe, however, that the public wants and values creative expression unmediated and unfiltered by major media corporations. Our work is not simply some distraction to be viewed on the way to the big show. In fact, our videos have collectively been viewed about three billion times – and we are only a few dozen out of millions of users who have posted original content on YouTube."
youtube  creativeeconomy  google  copyright  fairuse  filetype:pdf  media:document 
june 2010 by osi_info_program
YouTomb
Free Culture research project on videos removed from YouTube
copyright  noticeandtakedown  youtube  freeculture 
january 2010 by osi_info_program

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