There are 10 independent YouTube stars who made over $100,000 in the past year, according to a study done by analytics and advertising company TubeMogul. From July 2009 to July 2010, TubeMogul used their viewership data to estimate the annual income for independent YouTube partners, which they define as anyone who is not part of a media company [...]
Eager YouTube fans were greeted with annoying pop-ups, disabled comments, and even porn redirects over Independence Day weekend as they tried to scope out their favorite videos. A group of malicious pranksters (believed to be from 4chan) was able to take advantage of an cross-site scripting vulnerability in YouTube's comments Sunday, breaking [...]
Their outrage is justified. Entertainment executives have paid lavishly for the very best law that money can buy. And what do they get? The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on Monday voiced its opposition to the recent decision in the YouTube-Viacom copyright infringement case. "We believe that the district court's [...]
Cliffs after the jump... In their opening briefs in the Viacom vs. YouTube lawsuit (which have been made public today), Viacom and plaintiffs claim that YouTube doesn't do enough to keep their copyrighted material off the site. For years, Viacom continuously and secretly uploaded its content to YouTube, even while publicly complaining about [...]
Embedded videos — those hosted by YouTube but streamed on blogs and other Web sites — don’t generate any revenue for record companies, so EMI disabled the embedding feature. Now we can’t post the YouTube versions of our videos on our own site, nor can our fans post them on theirs. If you want to watch them, you have to do so on [...]
Yep, just like they promised, youtube is now being flooded with adult videos disguised as disney pop-stars and cartoons. Some of the major news media, like BBC, have already reported this. Google was apparently aware of this and has been getting ready to remove videos asap, but I guess nothing can stop the power of the interwebz. Click the [...]
It won't affect your PS3, Wii, TiVo, or other licensed YouTube partners, but Google's streaming video service will start blocking API access to TV-connected devices as of Dec. 2. The COO of set-top box maker Popcorn Hour writes that the firm tried to negotiate with YouTube to retain the service, but YouTube/Google seems to be standing firm... just [...]
Wow. All you Guitar Hero fans who think you're badass because you can play on "expert" are about to get pwnt... because this kid can do it while solving a freaking Rubik's cube! Of course, he's probably never kissed a girl, but that's just because they don't know his skills.
Last week the world watched in wonder as Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz's wedding party transformed a familiar and predictable tradition into something spontaneous and just flat-out fun. The video, set to R&B star Chris Brown's hypnotic dance jam "Forever," became an overnight sensation, accumulating more than 10 million views on YouTube in [...]
We are approaching a time in our country where people are detained and forced to take chemical tests because they refuse to answer police questions. This officer allegedly lied about smelling alcohol. Ugh.
If you upload videos to YouTube and feel restricted by the 1GB limit, YouTube now offers 2GB of wiggle room as well as the ability to directly link to and embed high definition video. To share a link that points directly to the HD version of a video, tack on "&hd=1" to the end of the URL. To embed a high-def video on a website or blog, [...]
The video was assembled in Quicktime from 2000 still images taken by using a Nikon D700 in the "interval timer" mode. The camera was fastened to an outside rail and set to take a photo every six seconds. Quicktime then assembled the photos into a .mov file that plays back at 12 frames per second. So, one minute of movie time represents 72 minutes [...]
Last night, Larry Lessig tweeted that Warner Music had sent a takedown notice to YouTube over one of his presentations, claiming that it infringed their copyright. Lessig, of course, is one of the nation's leading legal scholars, particularly when it comes to fair use and electronic media. His presentations are filled with examples of companies [...]
This video is not slowed down. The movement of a magnet falling down a copper tube creates an electrical current around the tube, which exerts a slowing force on the magnet.