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Veoh Sues Universal

2007-08-30 23:53:08        Posted by: ragaman7        Category: Digital Rights

Universal have threatened to sue Veoh for copyright infringement but Veoh are actually suing Universal for making unreasonable threats. They believe they are protected by provisions in the DMCA and they hope to get a declaratory injunction to bar Universal from taking legal action. We will watch this one with great interest.    UPDATE
 


How Reality TV Shows are Edited

2007-08-30 23:53:24        Posted by: ragaman7        Category: FilmMaking/Editing

Charlie Brooker, of BBCís Screenwipe, has a great piece illustrating some of the devious editing techniques used in the creation of reality TV shows. While this isnít breaking news for editors, itís still shocking to see how quickly and efficiently the editing room can change the context of a scene. (courtesy of Tropist)     UPDATE
 




Video Recuts Can Get You Noticed

2007-08-30 23:53:46        Posted by: ragaman7        Category: Remix Culture

Daniel Geduld, the man responsible for 'The Skeletor Show', a series of video mash-ups using clips from the He-Man cartoon overdubbed with new 'comedic' dialogue and a jazz soundtrack, has become the latest example of head hunted talent in the remix world. He added his email address and the line 'Please give me a job. 'I'm talented.' to the end of each clip...and that's exactly what has happened. Similar stories have come from AMDS films, the creators of the Robocop vs Terminator clips among others and Robert Ryang, the creator of 'Shining' the godfather of video recuts. A lesson to be learned...    UPDATE
 




Transformers the Movie (2007)

2007-08-30 23:53:58        Posted by: ragaman7        Category: Movies/TV

I've beeen waiting for this for a long time. It's been worth the wait. I relived my childhood in a cinema screen. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream, Megatron...Good times. My childhood heroes have been revamped and updated for the 21st century. ("We learned your languages from the world wide web" - Optimus Prime.) This film will blow you away. Michael Bay has managed to not destroy an ideal of a robotic alien father figure from a planet called Cybertron. This is brilliant. 5/5     UPDATE
 




Democrats Face Voter Questions in New Format

2007-08-30 23:55:57        Posted by: ragaman7        Category: Politics

Very interesting the YouTube - CNN debate. Users at the ground level can have their opinions heard in a new way enabled by technology. Candidates get to appear tech savvy while still airing their own agendas. Still, a step in the right direction methinks.     UPDATE
 




Web Crash 2007

2007-08-30 23:54:35        Posted by: ragaman7        Category: Technology

The World Wide Web has crashed!    UPDATE
 




Pownce: Social Network File Sharing

2008-02-14 00:16:45        Posted by: ragaman7        Category: Business

A new social network from Digg creator, Kevin Rose allows users to combine messaging with file sharing. Pownce also contains the usual ablities to add photos, music and videos to your profile, but it's the file sharing aspect that makes it unique. At the moment, it's invite only.     UPDATE
 




The Pirate Party for Government!

2007-08-30 23:55:39        Posted by: ragaman7        Category: Politics

A European political party seeks to reform copyright laws on an international scale in an attempt to reclaim a thriving cultural landscape of freedom...    UPDATE
 




Ireland: the new gaming platform?

2007-08-30 23:56:10        Posted by: ragaman7        Category: Education

Trinity College are offering a new Masters course in Interactive Entertainment Technology. Letterkenny I.T. also runs a BSc in Computer Games Development. It would be fantastic to see some niche game development companies springing up in Ireland...    UPDATE
 




YouTube User Puts Legal Lash to Universal

2007-08-30 23:56:25        Posted by: ragaman7        Category: Copyright

A mother posts a video clip of her toddler son with a clip of Prince playing in the background to YouTube. Universal demands that the clip be removed. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is suing Universal asking a federal court to protect the fair use and free speech rights of this mother. Need to see more of this. Too often, the big guys pick on the little guys. Nice to see someone fighting back.     UPDATE
 






 


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