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Do not be evil, a lot | LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™

google-logo-874x288It was unhealthy sufficient that the federal government has gone “in home” on copyright points.  No longer solely is the federal government wanting increasingly “purchased” on this, however the “Don’t be evil” youngsters — once more, by way of Glenn — additionally proceed to verify everybody’s worst fears.  (No they’re not the federal government… not but…)  First it was the turnover of YouTube to the RIAA.  Now it’s Google’s Blogger empire. This from TechDirt:

[M]any music bloggers at the moment are preventing a way more invisible menace, with posts they’ve written out of the blue disappearing from their websites (by way of Tyler Hellard) hosted on Google’s Blogger platform. An RIAA supply says that the group sends Google an inventory of URLs it doesn’t like, and Google “then offers with the issue.” Google says that it notifies bloggers after their posts have been taken down, in accordance with the DMCA. Nevertheless it ought to hardly be stunning that a lot of these affected say they’ve gotten no such discover, nor that the offending materials was both legally posted and/or equipped by the labels themselves.

Perhaps.  Let’s see if this finally ends up getting confirmed.  I can solely say two issues:

  1. My skilled dealings with Google Authorized have been primarily an train in being handled like one thing meant to be scraped off one’s shoe.  So nothing would shock me.  They’re the brand new New York Occasions, in spite of everything.  Solely quicker and, possibly, extra highly effective than the Occasions as soon as was – therefore, extra conceited.
  2. For those who’re questioning why Google is hastily performing more and more like a bought-and-paid-for whore of the copyright business, suppose “gradual advert gross sales.”

That means it ought to get lots worse earlier than it will get higher.  And in case you have been hoping for assistance on this from “progressive” authorities… hold “hope”-ing.

UPDATE:  If there may be certainly hope… it’s this.

Initially posted 2012-01-25 17:19:44. Republished by Weblog Put up Promoter



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