Economic Times: Film maker wins copyright infringement case against Google, YouTube. “Indian filmmaker Suneel Darshan has won a copyright infringement case against Google and its YouTube video-streaming platform, after an eight-year-long court battle.”
The Verge: TED launches global climate initiative with help from YouTube. “TED announced a new climate change initiative called Countdown with the help of YouTube and a coalition of global leaders and nonprofit environmental organizations today at an event in New York City. The effort plans to gather new ideas to combat the climate crisis, and is focused on five broad topics: renewable energy, infrastructure, transportation, food, and restoring ecosystems.”
CNET: YouTube CEO defends site’s recommendation system amid scrutiny. “As YouTube deals with an onslaught of controversies, from the spread of extremism to child sexual exploitation issues, critics have called out the site’s powerful recommendation system, which uses algorithms to drive people to new content.”
CNN: YouTube confirms it has removed some Trump campaign ads. “YouTube has prevented President Donald Trump from running a number of ads on its platform this election season, its CEO acknowledged on Sunday. But the exact reasons for the decisions are unclear, once again raising questions about the policies of YouTube and its parent company Google.”
MakeUseOf: The YouTube Shortcuts and Tips Cheat Sheet. “The cheat sheet contains keyboard shortcuts, URL shortcuts, and search operators. For YouTube creators we’ve added standard dimensions specified by YouTube for creating all types of graphics and videos.” Extensive!
Cartoon Brew: A New Youtube Rule Is Threatening Animation Content Creators. Here’s What You Need To Know About COPPA.. “In the past week, social media has been abuzz with talk about ‘COPPA,’ a law with potentially huge ramifications for Youtubers who create kids’ content — and indeed animators in general. Here’s what we know.”
ProPublica: YouTube Promised to Label State-Sponsored Videos But Doesn’t Always Do So. “A review by ProPublica shows that YouTube’s implementation of its policy to flag state-sponsored media channels has been haphazard, giving governments in Russia and elsewhere an opportunity to spread propaganda surreptitiously. The world’s most popular streaming service allowed 57 channels funded by the governments of Iran, Russia, China, Turkey and Qatar, among others, to play videos without labels.”