RIAA targets online video content

June 18, 2006 at 11:11 pm | Posted in copyright, music, tech | Leave a comment

The RIAA is defending the rights of artists once again.  No, it's not the trading of copyrighted video material.  The RIAA is taking legal action against sites like YouTube and Google Video to force the removal of homemade videos that have indentifiable music playing in the background.  Arstechnica has the full report.

The idea that this could be a great way to promote a track via viral marketing is lost on the stodgy RIAA.  True, the association should do everything to stop the illegal distribution of copyrighted material.  But to take action against some kid playing air guitat to "Crazy Train" is… crazy.

Stop humming "Hammer Time" or it will cost you!

See this in LA

June 18, 2006 at 10:20 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

The Academy or Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is offering a free exhibit called "It's Alive".  The exhibit features animatronic characters from Yoda to Predator that have been used in film. While CG has a strong part in current and future special effects, this exhibit shows the value of models and robots in film.

If you go- take some pictures and share them.

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