Whispers and Warnings – 01/04/2016

Whispers and Warnings – 01/04/2016

Protecting copyrighted material on the web.
Facebook is building a tool to hunt copyright infringing videos
“The music industry has been taking issue with YouTube for years, claiming that the site doesn’t adequately compensate artists and rights holders for the content it hosts. Earlier this month, the video site announced that it paid $1 billion in ad revenue to the music industry in the last year.”

Congratulations, Disney!
Disney wins copyright infringement case against Chinese companies
“Two Chinese companies must pay compensation to Disney Enterprises, Inc and Pixar for intellectual property right infringement and unfair competition, according to a recent Shanghai court verdict.”

Don’t call a Hollywood actor names on Twitter…you might get sued (even if you die in the meantime).
James Woods’s Legal Crusade Against a Dead Guy Who Made Fun of Him Once on Twitter Is Continuing Apace
“Learn this. Libel me, I’ll sue you. If you die, I’ll follow you to the bowels of Hell. Get it?”

Diva may want to mind her P’s and Q’s after horrible New Year’s Eve performance.
Yeah, Mariah Really Could Get Sued for Saying She Was Sabotaged During Disastrous Performance
“Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance was a debacle so grand that it almost has to end in litigation. When a seasoned performer knows she was that bad, someone is getting blamed.”



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