Thursday, December 9, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021


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YouTube Copyright Transparency Report Shows The Absurd Volume Of Copyright Claims It Gets

from the turn-the-hose-off dept Any cursory look at Techdirt for stories involving YouTube and copyright issues will give you a very accurate impression of the state of all things copyright for the platform: it's a complete shitshow. You will see all kinds of craziness in those posts: white noise getting hit with a copyright claim, labels claiming copyright on songs in the public domain, and all kinds of issues with automated systems like ContentID causing chaos. That really is a sample platter rather than the whole meal, but it's also worth noting that YouTube knows this is a problem. To that point, the platform recently put out its first "Copyright Transparency Report" that teases out all kinds of numbers for copyright claims on YouTube videos. As with any statistical report, how you view it is going to come down to how you want to slice and dice the numbers. For instance, it's worth noting that over 99% of the copyright claims YouTube receives comes from ContentID, an automated system. More to the point of this particular post, you will likely also witness copyright enforcement advocates focus on numbers like this from YouTube's own report. As the report notes, we see…

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YouTube to remain on Roku in 'multiyear' deal after monthslong battle – New York Post

Roku had opposed what it described as unfair terms such as favoring YouTube in search results, while YouTube had described its efforts as consumer-friendly. AFP via Getty Images YouTube and Roku Inc announced on Wednesday a multi-year pact to end a battle that dragged for months over accusations of anti-competitive conduct and threatened to strip the internet’s biggest video streaming service from tens of millions of TV devices. “Roku and Google have agreed to a multi-year extension for both YouTube and YouTube TV,” the companies said on Twitter. “This agreement represents a positive development for our shared customers, making both YouTube and YouTube TV available for all streamers on the Roku platform.” YouTube owner Alphabet Inc’s Google and streaming platform Roku had publicly feuded since April over technical and financial terms for distributing YouTube’s flagship app and its YouTube TV service. Roku had opposed what it described as unfair terms such as favoring YouTube in search results and updating its hardware. YouTube had described its efforts as consumer-friendly, and said Roku was the one using its market power to force a better deal. YouTube owner Google had publicly feuded with Roku since April over technical and financial terms.Getty Images Public fights over distribution agreements and splitting ad revenue have become common in the broadcast…

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Revitalization Partners Sues Google and YouTube for Patent Infringement – Yahoo Finance

Receiver Takes Landmark Legal Action Over Companies Unauthorized Use of Technologies Used in Re-Targeting Consumers with Online AdsSEATTLE, December 07, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reaching a pivotal milestone in its four-year journey as court-appointed receiver for pioneering digital data and advertising company AudienceScience Inc., Seattle-based Revitalization Partners has filed suit against Google LLC and YouTube LLC for infringing on a trio of patents held by the receivership and the former company’s estate.Revitalization Partners, on behalf of AudienceScience, alleges that both Google and YouTube infringe upon the inventions of AudienceScience by selecting and designating which advertising messages are included when a user requests a web page. The intellectual property litigation is believed to be the first ever initiated by a state receiver. Revitalization Partners initially discovered the patents after AudienceScience ceased day-to-day operations in 2017.AudienceScience invented and patented many of the foundational technologies used across the digital advertising industry today. Among its innovations: the industry’s first behavioral targeting product, enabling publishers throughout the world to serve more relevant advertising based on both user history and page context. This innovation began the empowerment of advertisers to buy highly targeted digital media.Revitalization Partners co-founder and principal Al Davis said his firm discovered some 32 AudienceScience patents…

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