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YouTube Ordered to Hand Over Identities of Manga Pirates

Publishing giant Shogakukan has obtained a DMCA subpoena compelling YouTube to hand over the personal details of several alleged manga pirates, including their names, addresses, IP logs, and financial information. However, significant details in the subpoena could have even broader consequences. Users of YouTube upload millions of pieces of content to the platform every month, […]

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YouTube “Very Concerned” About Article 13, Mulls Copyright Claim Tweaks

Following the historic passing of the new EU Copyright Directive, YouTube is now looking to the future. While expressing concern surrounding unintended consequences, the company is urging supporters not to give up the fight. Meanwhile, YouTube says it’s also looking into the small and incidental use of copyrighted content that can trigger annoying manual claims […]

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Stream-Ripping: What Are YouTube, Spotify & Deezer Doing About it?

“Stream ripping, which is the process of creating a downloadable file from content that is available to stream online, is now the most prevalent form of online music copyright infringement,” music group IFPI declared in 2017. The statement was in response to the shutdown of once-leading YouTube-ripping site YouTube-MP3, which previously helped millions of visitors […]