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Content Creator Licenses Video To Sony, Sony Then Files Copyright Claim Against Rights Holder

More evidence on just how broken US Copyright and YouTube’s DMCA policies are.

For the past few years, people have been contending with more and more false copyright claims and ID matches on services such as YouTube.

Source: Sony Filed a Copyright Claim Against the Stock Video I Licensed to Them

Revisiting the Sony Rootkit fiasco

It’s been 10 years since Sony infected more than half a million computer networks with its stupid DRM rootkit. Let this be a warning to you all: DRM is dangerous and should be abolished.

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Sega Saturn: how one decision destroyed PlayStation’s greatest rival

After the huge success of the Mega Drive, Sega was filled with confidence about its future. But then on this week, twenty years ago, everything fell apart

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The Feds Got the Sony Hack Right, But the Way They’re Framing It Is Dangerous | WIRED

The FBI’s statement that North Korea is responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has been met with various levels of support and criticism, which has polarized the information security community. At its core, the debate comes down to this: Should we trust the government and its evidence or not? But I believe there is another view that has not been widely represented. Those who trust the government, but disagree with the precedent being set.

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Obama Surprisingly Strong Statement on Sony: Canceling The Interview Was a ‘Mistake’ | WIRED

We do not negotiate with terrorists.

“We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States,” Obama said. “Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they will start doing when they see a documentary they don’t like or news reports they don’t like? Or, even worse, imagine if producers and distributors and others start engaging in self-censorship because they don’t want to offend the sensibilities of somebody whose sensibilities probably need to be offended.”

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Sony Hack: Activists to Drop ‘Interview’ DVDs Over North Korea Via Balloon

I like the idea, but sending The Interview might count as a human rights violation!

Whether or not North Korea is behind the Sony hack, Kim Jong Un better brace himself because The Interview is headed to his country. Human rights activists are planning to airlift DVDs of the Seth Rogen comedy into the country via hydrogen balloons.

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