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Dan Bull smashes Youtube content ID system

Dan Bull, Britain’s premier nerd rapper, has rolled up his sleeves once again and taken an institution to task. This time it’s Youtube and it’s new content ID system, that has so far claimed the videos, revenue and in-some cases livelihood of some of the site’s most premier content creators. …

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Let’s play friendly developer list published

In the wake of the news that Youtube had begun stripping ownership of many Let’s Play videos away from video content producers, some developers and publishers have sided with the Youtubers and have been making a real effort to have those videos returned to their original owners. Not all though, …

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YouTube channels flooded with copyright claims

YouTube is at it again, the new comment system is still a mess and now gaming channels are being flooded with unfounded copyright claims. This is all down to a new content ID system that is being implemented, starting this week, every uploaded video will go through a series of …

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Multiplay documentary launched to celebrate i50

As the i-Series of gaming LANs passes into its 17th year, the organisation behind it has released an epic documentary that charts its history – from humble beginnings to i50 glory. KitGuru pulls up a comfy chair, pops the corn and forces YouTube to 720p goodness. When medical student Craig …

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Youtube acknowledges G+ integration didn’t fix comments

We talked about some of the problems hitting the Youtube comment system since Google forced its G+ integration on the user base, with Bob and his tank taking over most videos comment sections. However things have gotten worse since then, with swathes of ASCII art pornography being copy pasted across …

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If you thought Youtube comments were annoying before…

Youtube comments have historically been a place of rampant homophobia, spam links and the occasional witty one liner, but in the past few days they’ve changed drastically. Thanks to Google finally completing its transition to link Youtube comments with Google+, the user base has rioted. Google had pledged to twin …

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Netflix and Youtube use up 50 per cent of the internet

Watching streaming video is obviously a popular activity these days, but did anyone think that it was as prolific as this? In a new study by Canadian internet monitoring firm, Sandvine, it’s attributed as much as 50 per cent of all internet traffic to just two streaming services: Netflix and …

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Youtube could be working subscription music service

If you thought the music service marketplace was crowded enough with Spotify, Itunes, BBC iplayer and all the other on-demand listening services, it might be set to get even more so, as some reports are suggesting Youtube could soon be launching its own version. Regardless of market saturation however, Youtube …

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BBC Playlister announced

The BBC is launching its new ‘Playlister’ service today, which partners with Youtube, Spotify and Deezer allowing you to save songs you hear on the radio to a playlist to listen back to later on one of the partnering services. Last year we suspected the BBC was going to enter …

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Youtube comment system to be overhauled

If you’ve ever glanced down from a Youtube video at the threads of conversation below, you’ll know that it’s not exactly the most englightened or informed place. There’s no decent system of sorting the good comments from the bad, lots of upvoted “upvote this please,” comments and more often than …

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Microsoft claims Google obtuse over Windows phone Youtube app

Microsoft has accused Google of deliberately sabotaging its ability to have a working Youtube application on the Windows phone platform, by “manufacturing” reasons why it could revoke the Windows maker’s license to use the Youtube API. In a blog post titled, “The limits of Google’s openness,” Microsoft corporate VP and …

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Here’s that Knightmare remake episode

Look out Knightmare Castle, there’s skinny jeans and emo hair-dos imbound, or at least there was yesterday, as several Youtube “sensations” braved the long empty CGI castle in a remake of the classic show Knightmare, featuring the ever awesome Hugo Myatt as Treguard and Isy Suttie (Dobby from Peep Show) …

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Knightmare is returning to Youtube

Unfortunately Knightmare fans, it’s only for one show, in a one off special as part of the Geek Week festival on Youtube between the 4th and 10th of August. It’ll be part of Global Geekery Monday, and featuring the original presenter himself, Hugo Myatt. Series creator Tim Child will be …

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Youtube responds to Nintendo ad hijack complaints

Last week we reported on how Nintendo has been taking over the advertising of those making Let’s Plays featuring games from the the Japanese firm, leading to all revenue from said videos heading eastward. Understandably many of the channel owners complained and Youtube has now got back to them. The …

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Nintendo is claiming ad money from Youtube user content

A Youtube user by the name of Zack Scott, who runs Let’s Play videos on the site, has been targeted by Nintendo for using its games in his videos and the video game giant is now claiming advertising revenue from him, despite the fact that his commentary of the games is covered …

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Torch browser adds music functionality

Once upon a time the default web browser for everyone was Internet Explorer. Those days are long gone though, but so are the ones that saw everyone that considered themselves a bit of a tech head using Firefox. Now people seem to be split quite evenly with the latest IE …

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Rumour: Youtube may start charging for some videos

According to some hints floating around several different sites this morning, Youtube could be set to begin charging for certain channel subscriptions, marking the first time that its content has been restricted to a specific user base. According to the Mashable report and its sources, this payment model could be …

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German music rights law blocks many Youtube videos

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We’ve talked about the trouble with German music law in the past. It’s the reason that Spotify took so long to launch in the country and why other music services have such a hard time. The biggest performance rights group in the country, GEMA, is tyrannical in its protectionism of artists and …

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Youtube is coming to Freesat

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Freesat users, get ready for a lot more cat videos as Youtube is coming to your service soon. Marking the first time that a dedicated channel for Youtube has been made available on a free to view platform in the UK. This announcement was made as part of a celebration …

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Youtube banned in Egypt

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Youtube has been banned in Egypt for one month, as a protest for its streaming of what the ruling body describes as, “anti-muslim” film, “Innocence of Muslims.” This 14 minute trailer for a movie that has never seen the light of day, has drawn ire from much of the middle …

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Conspiracy theorists target Youtube producer death

If you’ve been a fan of Youtube show, FPS Russia for a while now, you will already be aware that the reason no videos have been posted recently is because one of the show’s producers, Keith Ratliff, was found dead on the 3rd January with a single bullet wound in …

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Pakistan temporarily ended Youtube blockade

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Since September 2012, Pakistan has had a block in place, preventing its citizens from accessing Youtube. However on 29th December, the country’s higher ups lifted it temporarily in an effort to set up an in-house filter that would simply prevent people from seeing content it deemed inappropriate or blasphemous. Unfortunately, …

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Vevo débuts in EU

Vevo

Vevo, the music video website and promoter of hideously censored Youtube tracks, is now set to launch across mainland Europe, beginning in France, Spain and Italy first. The service that has been available in the UK for just over a year now, is opening up country specific versions of its …

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Youtube adds more original programming channels

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Google has added 60 new channels to Youtube, expanding its push of original programming within the UK, German and French markets. The idea of Youtube’s channels is to make the site more TV like, thereby making adverts and product placement seem more natural on the site – which is traditionally …

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Youtube restore ‘copyright breaking’ Obama music videos

Four Youtube videos were removed earlier this week, apparently due to copyright claims for the music involved. They featured US president Obama singing the opening line of Al Green’s ‘Lets Stay Together’. One of the videos was used by the Mitt Romney Campaign to show the president as ‘too friendly …

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