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Friday, June 22, 2018
#Freedom Imperils our Real Freedom
By Neil Turkewitz (Medium) -- In light of the historic movement of the EU to effect a long-needed correction to the imbalance in rights and responsibilities of internet platforms, I thought it would be useful to take a step back to look at the broader historical context from which these developments emerge. I observe that to enhance opportunities for the growth of legitimate online marketplaces for music and other cultural materials, it is important to take a comprehensive and organic approach to promoting responsibility and accountability at all levels of the Internet distribution chain.
Industry Welcomes Copyright Directive Vote In The European Parliament
By Chris Cooke (CMU)
By Devlin Hartline (Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property) -- A decade ago, the EFF acknowledged that copyright owners were legitimately concerned about widespread infringement, and it even spelled out how filters could be used responsibly: https://www.eff.org/pages/fair-use-principles-user-generated-video-content … Now it’s just 24/7 fearmongering.
Would It Mean For AI To Have A Soul?
(BBC) -- To ask whether it’s even possible, we first must understand and define what a soul actually is, argues Brandon Ambrosino.
Non-Legacy of the Dancing Baby Case
By Jonathan Bailey (Plagiarism Today) -- It’s been nearly 11 years since Stephanie Lenz, with the aid of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), filed her lawsuit against Universal Music. … … the two sides have reached a settlement … For all of the time, effort and money spent on this case, no major victories were won, copyright law was not changed and the practical realities of dealing with false copyright notices were not shifted. Worst of all, any change that did come from is likely already dated. It is, at most, a minor victory targeted at the internet as it was a decade ago, not as it is today.
The “Facebook Nevers”
By M.G. Siegler 500ish Words) --The fall of Facebook has nothing to do with people quitting the service… it was always going to be the people who never really use the service in the first place. Kids.
Coffee Giant To Shutter 150 Stores Next Year
By Valerie Richardson (Washington Times) -- Starbucks burned by social-justice appeasement as growth stalls, stock plunges,
The MoviePass Effect Is Here to Stay — Even if MoviePass Isn’t
By Brent Lang (Variety) -- The ground is shifting under the exhibition industry’s feet.
Video: Dancing in Movies
(CLS Videos) -- [These use to be fun. --- Been there, done that.]
Prime, Apple Prime:
What's Next for Apple and What Does Video Have to Do With It?
By Matthew Ball (Redef) -- It's been a year since Apple made its first original video hires and released its first original series, yet the company's strategy remains opaque and confusing. The most likely answer is one that will lead the company to reinvent not another device category, but itself
Startup Tron Acquires BitTorrent For $120M USD
By Maricel Custodio (Block Tribune)
SEC Has Received Nearly 200 Pages Of Complaints About Coinbase, The $1.6
Billion Cryptocurrency Trading Platform
By ZoŽ Bernard (Business Insider)
The 6 Must-Dos When Taking
By Hugh McIntyre (Sonic Bids)
Curious Origins of 16 Common Phrases
By Arika Okrent
The Italian Composer Who Conducts the World’s Biggest All-Robot Orchestra
By Luke Dormehl (Raycom Media)