YouTube Offers a Teeny Auto-Trim Feature in Penance for Copyright Sins

YouTube Offers a Teeny Auto-Trim Feature in Penance for Copyright Sins

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YouTube promised to deal with the copyright thugs, and it’s trying, god bless its heart. The company has announced that it will be providing an “Assisted Trim” tool for vloggers to remove the allegedly infringing content in their video with one click and automatically release a content ID claim. YouTube previously offered the option for creators to mute, trim, or swap contested audio with songs from YouTube’s library and to release the claim, but this just that tiny smidge bit better by automating the trim with one, rather than a few, clicks. Massive social platforms tend not to work proactively until there’s an uproar, so we’ll take it!

The timestamp/trim function helps YouTube drill down on copyright goons trying to make a quick buck on other people’s videos. “Select” copyright owners with an “advanced working knowledge of Content ID” are allowed to manually flag videos they declare to be rip-offs and then elect to monetize off those videos. This summer, YouTube made the timestamp flag mandatory for manual claims so that Tubers could trim the offending bits and avoid getting someone else’s ads slapped on their work.

This still doesn’t resolve the problem of trolls who’ve merrily gamed the content ID system by claiming ownership of generic sounds like white noise or bird song or even a human voice. Nor does it resolve the dreaded three-strike copyright system, which can result in a catastrophic ban and full deletion, even for bogus claims, which at least one extortionist has found quite lucrative. (And whom YouTube sued successfully.)

Historically, YouTube seems to have weighed the options and chosen to cover its ass legally by handing off the hammer to the claimants, and recently started retroactively making policies after much protest. In July, they announced that they’d be penalizing repeat copyright claimants who failed to submit accurate data; soon after, YouTube announced that it would “forbid copyright owners from using our Manual Claiming tool to monetize creator videos with very short or unintentional uses of music.”

That wards off vultures looking for money, but it doesn’t deal with claimants like Universal Pictures, which has been known to aggressively target unflattering movie critics. As YouTube cautioned in August, “including someone else’s content without permission — regardless of how short the clip is — means your video can still be claimed and copyright owners will still be able to prevent monetization or block the video from being viewed.”

Nor does trimming solve the problem of fucking up creative work or the fact that YouTube’s trying to reckon with a behemoth that grows by 500 hours of content a min

Drake Ends The Weeknd Feud In War Freestyle – HollywoodLife

Published on Dec 24, 2019

Drake and The Weeknd XO it out. Da Baby feels targeted following his recent arrest. Plus – Did someone really confuse Erica Mena and Nicki Minaj?

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Drake, 33, joined the likes of many men in the music industry on Dec. 20 when he got his ears pierced! The rapper was in a hotel in Atlanta, GA when Otniel Pichardo, who is the owner of Atlanta Ink, a tattoo and piercing business in the ATL, and his business partners showed up to get the job done after Drizzy’s team called them up and requested a personal session with him, according to TMZ. Piercer Christian Verrette shared some eye-catching pics with Drake and his newly pierced ears to his Instagram page shortly after the session was done along with a caption full of nice words. “@champagnepapi I’m a big fan, this was a real honor bro! You iced out like a pimp from Augusta now,” the caption read.

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Selena Gomez Surprises Fans With ‘Rare’ Music Video Hours After Album Release – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Selena Gomez Surprises Fans With ‘Rare’ Music Video Hours After Album Release – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

After four long years, Selena Gomez has finally released her new album, Rare. Gomez has admitted that this record is her most personal and vulnerable album to date. She has also shared that she originally planned on releasing the album two years ago. However, huge life events kept occurring which took her in a completely different direction musically. But, as of January 10, 2020, Rare is out in the world. It was always going to be a great day for Selenators (Gomez’s loyal fans), but she had yet another surprise in store for them.

Selena Gomez releases new album, Rare
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Minutes before Rare released on the east coast, Gomez took to her Instagram stories to share some personal moments with her millions of fans. The artist revealed that she was at her listening party celebrating the album’s release with friends. Though there was plenty of food involved, the 27-year-old confessed that nerves had prevented her from eating all day. She also shared that she would be answering questions about the album and that fans could watch along if they were interested.

Selena Gomez releases Rare to the world

Following the release, Gomez posted a picture of herself with a physical copy of her album. “HERE IT IS!!! My album is officially out in the universe.. thank you for the souls that worked on this with me. Now it’s yours. Hope you like it. 🌈🌸💐 #Rare,” she captioned the photograph. Gomez then went live on Instagram and gave fans a brief sample of the thirteen songs which serve as a diary for the last several years of her life.

Fans show support for the new album on Instagram

Of course, many of Gomez’s fans have already listened to Rare and couldn’t wait to tell the “Look At Her Now” singer how much they loved the new album. “Are u kidding me???? I just listened to it and omggggg there’s no bad song. Many emotions. I’ve waited for so long and it’s finally here. I’m so proud of you. I love u,” one person wrote to the actress on Instagram. “You are amazing and I am looking forward to witnessing your greatness this year my friend,” another person chimed in. “Feels so good to hear your voice again 😏💖 your album is so pure and rare. I truly love it,” one long-time fan gushed. “It’s spectacular, we love it so much, thank you Selena, love uuuu,” another Selenator shared.

Gomez surprises fans with the music video for her new song, Rare

But, the new album wasn’t all that Gomez had in store for her loyal fans. As an added surprise (and perhaps a thank you for their continued patience) Gomez also announced that she would be releasing the music video for her self-titled track, “Rare” only nine hours after her album released on the west coast.

“Surprise! The video for ‘Rare’ premieres tomorrow at 9 am PT,” the Wizards of Waverly Place alum tweeted out. Of course, fans were absolutely thrilled about the surprise music video, and were leaving comments hours before it even released. Gomez might have taken her time with her new album, but clearly, it was worth the wait. We’re sure Selenators can’t wait to see what else this new era brings for the singer.

Britney Spears’ Toxic as hold music

Britney Spears’ Toxic as hold music

The purpose of automated attendant/interactive voice response phone menu systems is to make you fuck off before you trouble a human being. But such systems have a moral spectrum of their own, in which you cannot be simply dispatched or hung up on. The decision to end the call must be yours.

Whoever realized the repellent brutality of Britney Spears’ Toxic played over a VoIP compression protocol deserves some kind of reward.

Experience it yourself: 858 924 0180

Tell me if it works, as I have no inclination to verify the claim myself.