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Man agrees to pay $25,000 for abusing YouTube’s takedown system

Enlarge Toolstotal A Nebraska man has agreed to pay $25,000 for abusing YouTube’s takedown system under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, YouTube said in an emailed statement Tuesday. The man, Christopher Brady, also signed a public apology admitting to “falsely claiming that material uploaded by YouTube users infringed my copyrights.” In reality, Brady didn’t have …

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Bitcoin Cast Program Gives Guests a Unique SLP Token

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YouTube creators will chat with famous authors in new series ‘BookTube’

Sponsored Links YouTube YouTube will debut a new “book club” series on October 17th as a follow to its successful Michelle Obama special, which garnered over over 1.5 million views since March. The show is aptly called BookTube, and like the former first lady’s special where she talked about her memoir, the series will feature …

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YouTube is ‘really happy’ with viewership for its live MLB games

Sponsored Links Mark Blinch/Getty Images Now that the regular MLB season is winding down, how has YouTube’s exclusive game streaming deal fared? Quite well, relatively speaking. The online video giant reported that its 13 livestreamed games racked up an average of 1.2 million viewers (including pre- and post-shows), with a typical game peaking at 171,000 …

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YouTube is shutting down its TV-friendly web interface

Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget If you tend to watch YouTube using the Leanback interface on a home theater PC, you might have to scrounge for an alternative. YouTube is warning visitors to the Leanback web portal that this version “will be going away soon.” This won’t preclude you from watching YouTube, of course, but you’ll …

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Russia accuses Facebook, Google of violating political ad laws

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin Russia is once again butting heads with internet giants over their political advertising. Communications regulator Roskomnadzor has accused Facebook and Google of allowing political ads during regional elections on September 8th despite being a ban on running ads both during the vote and the day before. Officials reportedly warned the …

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YouTube’s channel removals soar following hate speech crackdown

Sponsored Links Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images YouTube’s tougher stance on hate speech has led it to culling much, much more conent than it has in the past. The Google-owned video service has revealed that it removed over 17,000 channels and 100,000 videos for hate speech, both fivefold increases over its previous activity. It “nearly …

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YouTube sues user who extorted others through fake takedown requests

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images A lawsuit filed by YouTube yesterday claims that a user abused its copyright infringement reporting system to extort fellow YouTubers and carry out a swatting attack. YouTube alleges that Christopher Brady, of Omaha, Nebraska, filed dozens of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices, which falsely claimed that …

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YouTube is testing paid online hangs with influencers

Sponsored Links TARIK KIZILKAYA via Getty Images Google is expertimenting with an events-focused crowdfunding service for YouTube creators, according to a recent report from Variety. The new effort, called Fundo, allows YouTubers to set up online meet and greet sessions and other events that fans can pay to access. Several YouTube personalities have reportedly been …

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YouTube warns its copyright changes could result in more takedowns

Sponsored Links Future Publishing via Getty Images YouTube will no longer allow copyright holders to seize a creator’s revenue over very brief or unintentional music clips that appears in videos, it said in a blog post. That means that if a five-second clip or the radio from a passing car appears in a video, labels …

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