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YouTube May Remove Music Videos From Indie Labels Who Don’t Join New Paid Service

shockleewebpic_youtubethreatomusicThere are some disturbing reports floating around this week that neither musicians or music fans want to hear. In anticipation of YouTube’s forthcoming music subscription service, the video giant and independent labels are at odds and not agreeing on the terms of a new agreement and monetization splits.

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How The Government Tracks You: A Must See Video On NSA Surveillance + DC Rally Info

shockleewebpic_nsasurveillancevideoFight for the Future and Demand Progress have just released a video explaining what’s going on with the recent U.S. government surveillance that has come to light. Watch this for an overview on why this is a very dangerous thing that not only violates the rights of U.S. citizens but also affects everyone else worldwide.

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People Shouldn’t Go To Prison For Sharing A Video – Stop SOPA – TAKE ACTION!

shockleewebpic_sopaisbackFight for the Future and the Center for Rights are campaigning to get everyone involved to stop the censorship-driven, business-crushing, unnecessarily-criminalizing, horrible-for-web-users-everywhere, SOPA [Stop Onlince Piracy Act] from coming back to life. This affects everyone who uses the internet, so yes this means you too. Get the word out to your friends and help stop SOPA it before it spreads.

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Going Viral: Organic Or Engineered?

shockleewebpic_goingviralIn today’s culture, trends and memes can spread quickly but what really causes these shifts? Are they truly viral, organic movements by the people? We’d like to think so, but some of these massive viral moments are actually happening with a push from people in position to seed the web.

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US Gets New Copyright Alert System: ‘Six Strikes’ And Your Internet May Be Affected

Starting today, a new copyright alert system is being implemented in the US to prevent piracy. It seems this system has been designed to catch the most casual of pirates, as Computerworld, TorrentFreak and a host of others point out, the system is easy to circumvent and is focuses on monitoring torrent users who don’t take privacy precautions while downloading illegally acquired copyrighted material.

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Watch The New Pirate Bay Documentary – TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

TPB AFK, the new documentary about the founders of the Pirate Bay is here. Directed by Simon Klose, read more about this project which we covered last month. Watch this full length feature and tell us your thoughts.

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Watch The Trailer For The Pirate Bay Documentary Due This Spring

Watch this trailer for the upcoming documentary about the founders of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, TPB AFK. The film is directed by Simon Klose and will be released this spring for free online and for sale in download and DVD form for those that would like to support the filmmakers.

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Why SOPA Is A Bad Idea: A Must See Explanation By Clay Shirky

This short 14 minute video will paint a picture for you of how SOPA & PIPA will break the internet, business, sharing and innovation. Share it with your friends – the threat continues…don’t sleep!

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Freedom on the Net 2011: The Global Report You Need To Read

There is a new report from Freedom House that you need to read if you care about future of the web, internet freedom and censorship.

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