Judge sides with YouTubers Ethan and Hila Klein in copyright lawsuit | TechCrunch #copyright #fairuse #YouTube #video


Ethan and Hila Klein, the husband-and-wife team behind the popular H3H3 YouTube channel, appear to have won their legal battle against Matt Hosseinzadeh, a.k.a. Matt Hoss. A New York judge today issued a summary judgement in favor of the Kleins.

Hosseinzadeh’s initial suit focused less on the criticism per se, and instead alleged that the Kleins had infringed his copyright by featuring clips of one of his videos in their criticism.

The Kleins defended their use of the footage as fair use, and another YouTube creator, Philip DeFranco, raised more than $170,000 for their legal defense — DeFranco wrote, “If they are bullied and drained of funds because of this ridiculous lawsuit and/or they lose this case it could set a terrible precedent for other creators.”

Ethan Klein offered a similar sentiment in a tweet today describing the outcome as a “huge victory for fair use on YouTube.”

Source: Judge sides with YouTubers Ethan and Hila Klein in copyright lawsuit | TechCrunch

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10 Must-Watch #Movies From Paramount’s #Free Internet Vault | Forbes #film #obscure #YouTube #streaming #video #online


It seems that every time the denizens of the Internet have started to get accustomed to the vast sea of options for streaming online video, another huge wave of movies floods the pool of content. Paramount [has] made dozens of titles in their library available to stream in full on the studio’s YouTube channel Paramount Vault.

Admittedly, the entries contained within the vault aren’t the studio’s most high-profile earners; in fact, most of the films that aren’t forgotten gems from decades gone by were released quietly in a small number of theaters or direct to home video. And yet, the cleverness of the Paramount Vault move lies in just how little the studio has to lose. The properties that have been transferred to the YouTube channel were sitting, collecting dust in the studio’s portfolio of acquisitions. This way, the people receive a slew of new movies at no cost whatsoever, and the studio wrings a little advertising revenue out of properties that were once thought dead and done with. READ MORE: 10 Must-Watch Movies From Paramount’s Free Internet Vault | Forbes

44 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros | Social Media Examiner #socialmedia


Are you looking for ways to enhance your social media marketing? Do you want new tools to simplify your marketing tasks? We asked a group of social media pros for the hottest social media tools they use today. Check out these social media tools to see if they’re a good fit for you! READ MORE:  44 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros | Social Media Examiner

News: Education & Technology, Librarianship


Education & Technology

Xbox One News: Xbox One’s DRM policy reversal: an oral history | Engadget and Xbox One won’t play 3D Blu-rays — for now | CNET

Intel Has Acquired Kno, Will Push Further Into The Education Content Market With Interactive Textbooks | TechCrunch
We had a tip about, and have now confirmed, Intel’s latest acquisition: Kno, the education startup that started life as a hardware business and later pivoted into software – specifically via apps that let students read interactive versions of digitized textbooks.

Librarianship

Video game studio uses copyright claims to censor bad reviews | The Daily Dot


A video game studio censored negative YouTube reviews of its latest title, using spurious copyright-infringement claims to get its way. And now the gaming world is hoisting its controllers in revolt.

via Video game studio uses copyright claims to censor bad reviews | The Daily Dot

You may also like: Want to Sell Your Game? Don’t Tick Off YouTubers | WIRED

How Can I Make Quality Videos and Short Films on a Budget? | LifeHacker


Dear Lifehacker,

I want to get started making some YouTube videos, and maybe even a short film, but I’m not sure what I need to get. I also don’t want to spend a ton of money. How can I get started on a budget?P

Sincerely,
Aspiring Auteur

Post discusses 6 steps for making videos and short films on a budget.

via How Can I Make Quality Videos and Short Films on a Budget? | LifeHacker.

3M Cloud Patron “Buy and Donate”; No Anonymity in Facebook Search; Nye, NASA YouTube Jupiter Series; Making Makerspaces


Patrons can donate to their library via new 3M Cloud feature. 3M Cloud Library Introduces “Buy and Donate” Program Supported by Kobo | TMCnet.com

Privacy setting removed for good. Now anyone can find you on Facebook — no matter what | CNET.

Love science? Want to learn more? Bill Nye, NASA Team Up for Jupiter Mission YouTube Series | PCMAG.com

Creating a makerspace is not that hard according to School Library Journal. Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think | The Digital Shift

11 Weird Internet Sites, Encyclopedic Site for Game Consoles, 17 Design Inspiration Sites, Newbie YouTube Guide, Pinterest Ads


Gizmodo spotlights 11 of the Weirdest Sites on the Internet, submitted by followers.

This Encyclopedic Site Contains 41 Years of Video Game Console Design | Kotaku. The Wikipedia contributor behind the site, Evan Amos, wants to establish a free, online museum based on his collection.

Developers suggest 17 Sites for Web Design Inspiration | Mashable.

New to YouTube? Take a look at The Beginner’s Guide to YouTube | Mashable.

Here’s What a Pinterest Ad Looks Like | AllThingsD

YouTube Launches Free Audio Library With 150 Royalty-Free Tracks | TechCrunch


YouTube currently offers more than 150,000 audio tracks on its site that video producers can use as background music for their videos. Those tracks, however, can’t be downloaded or remixed, which makes it hard to use them in creative ways. For users who want to do a bit more with their background music, however, YouTube today is expanding this library with a selection of 150 new royalty-tracks. The music in this new YouTube Audio Library can be downloaded, remixed and used for free forever.

YouTube Audio Library

via YouTube Launches Free Audio Library With 150 Royalty-Free Tracks | TechCrunch.

William Fisher, Copyright Spring 2013: Special Event 6, Orphan Works and Digital Libraries – YouTube


William Fisher, Copyright Spring 2013: Special Event 6, Orphan Works and Digital Libraries – YouTube