Copyrighting Copywrongs Caused By Notice+Notice – DMCA Bots
Maybe it is time to fix the AI that is throwing random infringement notices at every IP address (no IP pun intended) out there for content that is readily available on Netflix and Amazon (to name a few). Users are being told to take down things they have zero control over (i.e. streaming services). In spite of the 2019 reform in the notice and notice regime, notices keep giving away an extortionary feel, hinting at possible settlements for stuff that everyone is already paying for. Moreover, these notices give zero possibility to users to respond and provide an immediate good-faith defense. The most honest of users are treated like infringers,…
Summary Judgments in Copyright Claims: The War Has Changed
Courts are progressively moving away from their passive caution in matters of patent or copyright infringement where serial infringers are thriving on the slowness and inefficiency of the justice system to keep infringing in the course of proceedings. One way to curtail the modus operandi of Canadian infringers who rarely have a valid defence as they don’t need it until a case is heard on the merits, is to cut short litigation by several years and issue summary judgments against such infringers. (see ViiV Healthcare Company v. Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc., 2021 FCA 122) For example, in
Back To Square One
Any pattern that repeats and replicates itself consistently for 400 years is an automated process, in that it is easy to predict, and correspondingly lends itself to algorithmic de-automation. In other words, the more rigid the stereotypes, the more replaceable the human. I wouldn’t waste my time re-educating anyone.
Augmented Reality Art Exhibitions
Featured Image: Drawing Constellations by Will Pappenheimer, in collaboration with Zachary Brady. Drawing Constellations is an interactive drawing, installation, and app that uploads drawings to a constantly moving and evolving 3-dimensional “constellation” situated within and outside of the gallery. Upon creating a drawing on a tablet, the user’s drawing is then transferred into 3D augmented reality space, superimposed and sited at the gallery by GPS location. (developing feature) The pandemic has transformed our ways to consume and engage with art. New art exhibition models emerge as new forms of public art evolve outside of the usual museums and arts institutions. In recent years, works including a virtual reality component have…
Cassie: One Giant Leap For Robotkind
(sorry, I just had to steal the allegory… ) Cassie the robot completed its first 5K run In 53min on a single battery charge. Watch it here. It could qualify as cringy. https://robbreport.com/gear/electronics/robot-runs-5k-in-53-minutes-1234627129/ I am looking forward to Robot Olympics 2028, dramatic gymnastics category.
Indica Records Cyber-Phishing Upgraded
I don’t know why the Indica label is so popular among incompetent cyber-criminals. Even Desjardins impersonators are not that persistent, but here we go again. It is important to keep in mind that this can happen to any business. Every website out there can be used as a front to commit phishing and other attacks, with or without cyber-squatting, most of the time without the knowledge and consent of site admins. The less tech-savvy a business, the more vulnerable it is to have its identity used in this way. While dissecting my latest Indica Records incident, I noticed a new approach of fake ID layering to bypass spam filters (not…
Privacy Sandbox By Google: Updated Timeline
Google has updated the schedule for its introduction of Privacy Sandbox browser technology and the phasing out of third-party cookies, but the dates are not set in stone. The Privacy Sandbox will lay new foundations for a safer, more sustainable, and more private web. The goals of the Privacy Sandbox are to: prevent tracking during web-browsing develop privacy-centric alternatives for key online business needs preserve the vitality of an open web. https://www.privacysandbox.com/timeline/ https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/26/google_privacy_sandbox_roadmap/
Anonymization Doesn’t Work; Phone-Tracked LGBTQ Priest Resigns
Anonymization or data minimization is like Santa Claus. You want to believe in it and convince others to believe in it until reality hits and everyone hates you for lying to them. I’ve always wondered whether journalists and media outlets can track users and collect sensitive data on their readers. The answer appears to be an alarming Yes. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/technology/phones-location-data.html NYT reports on a really concerning incident of a catholic priest who had to resign after his sexual orientation was exposed by snoopy journalists. How do media outlets know that a reader is using the Grindr app? Data brokers (see below). This is extremely disheartening. I don’t even know where to…
Protected: Smartphones, Data, Wifi, And Electricity Must Be Free Of Charge To Justify Government Intrusion
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Mobile Verification Toolkit To Detect Pegasus Spyware In Personal Devices
The human rights organization Amnesty International has developed a utility called MVT (Mobile Verification Toolkit) that allows you to identify the Pegasus malware in your device and its source code is available on GitHub.The MVT utility is compatible with Android and iOS, but there are no ready-made solutions for the quick installation of the application. They need to be compiled for a specific device, which can be done only on a computer with Linux or macOS. The utility saves a backup copy of the data from the smartphone on the computer, scans all data and checks if the device is infected with the Pegasus spyware, and informs the user if…