Facebook Goes After Music Licenses

first_img Email Learn More: Facebook’s New Music Licensing Deal facebook-goes-after-music-licenses Twitter Social media giant to pay publishers and labels millions to license music for user-generated video contentRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 6, 2017 – 2:32 pm One need only open Facebook before you’re gifted with cute cats, the newest recipe or a cute kid dancing, all delivered via video. But like YouTube, a lot of the user-generated content may infringe upon copyright holders’ content by borrowing song snippets. However, Facebook is onto a solution.Bloomberg reports that Facebook is looking to secure a multimillion dollar deal with record labels and music publishers to license music for video content posted to the social media giant. Facebook aims to keep the music industry content while they develop a more complex solution to infringing content, which could take as long as two years to develop.Currently, copyright holders can use Facebook’s Rights Manager to request the takedown of user videos, but Facebook wants to develop a platform that automatically detects infringing music, similar to the way YouTube’s Content ID platform works. Content ID allows copyright holders to request takedowns or the option to monetize the use of their content.In addition to the recent announcement of their Watch video hub, which will feature original programming, this latest development puts Facebook in the running to become a video giant on par with YouTube.Facebook “Watch”: Videos From Billboard, Nas And More Facebook News Facebook Goes After Music Licenses last_img read more

UFA hones in on salmon habitat issues

first_imgAn Alaska commercial fishing advocacy group is beginning to get an idea of what its new Salmon Habitat Information Program – or SHIP – will look like. The program is aimed at engaging commercial fisherman around the state in salmon habitat issues.Listen Now United Fishermen of Alaska, which represents 35 Alaska commercial fishing organizations, conducted a fishermen survey this summer.SHIP Director Lindsey Bloom said they were asked to list their priorities.“Fisherman, while they’re concerned about a variety of issues, mining, climate change and pollution scored the highest,” said Bloom. “At a local level, people mentioned the proposed [Bristol Bay] Pebble Mine and mining development in the trans-boundary region as the most mentioned specific concerns.”Fishermen’s worries about mining reaffirmed UFA’s previous advocacy for State Department involvement in trans-boundary mining. But, Bloom said the industry group hasn’t been heavily involved in climate change issues. She said the SHIP program will invite experts to UFA board meetings and engage the group in decision-making at the local, state and federal level.When asked to rank several predetermined issues, fishermen contacted in the sruvey said that habitat conservation ranked third behind product quality and fisheries management. Bloom said all three issues were more important to fishermen than the price they got for their catches.“I found that very inspiring that there’s very clear value and recognition that protecting habitat and protecting the resource is more important than the bottom line of what we’re getting paid for salmon during any given season,” Bloom said.When it comes to obtaining information on the commercial industry, most listed Alaska Department of Fish & Game scientists as the most trusted source.“They are closely followed by local and regional fishing groups and then United Fisherman of Alaska,” Bloom said.Fishermen also think the state is doing well in ensuring the stability of salmon fisheries. The survey did not ask about further budget cuts to Fish and Game during the state Legislature’s upcoming session.Bloom said most wanted to stay engaged with the SHIP program via email. Social media was the second choice followed by traditional mail.Bloom said the goal of the program is to focus UFA’s engagement on salmon habitat issues important to Alaska’s fishing fleet, and help fishermen inform decisions and policy.More than 500 people responded to the survey. Bloom said the program is open to everyone, not just UFA members.last_img read more

Another 16 sued for instigating students

first_imgFacebook logo. File photoPolice filed another case with Ramna police station accusing 16 social media users of instigating students during the week long street protests for road safety, news agency UNB reports.Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the cybercrime unit under Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Ojoy Kumar Biswash filed the case with the police station under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act on Sunday, DMP deputy commissioner (Media)Masudur Rahman said on Sunday.According to the First Information Report (FIR) of the case, the plaintiff alleged that provocative posts, writings and videos were uploaded through social media aiming to deteriorate the law and order situation.Earlier, on 2 August, ASI Yeasin Meah filed a case with the same police station under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act accusing 29 social media users.last_img read more

When creativity meets architecture

first_imgAmalgamating art and infrastructure to create something new in the field of real estate, not only demands an innovative approach but also a vision to create a better future.  In a unique initiative, Kolkata-based real estate major Hiland Group is tying up with one of India’s best-known artists, Paresh Maity, to set up ‘Bonochhaya’, a 100-crore signature Tagore-inspired real estate project at Santiniketan. The project envisages setting up villas and row houses in a 12-acre gated community. It is situated on the main Illambazar road. In the first phase, the project will have 35 exclusive villas and 167 row houses which will cost between Rs 30 lakh to Rs 55 lakh. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“This is the country’s first project in which an artist of Paresh Maity’s stature will be directly involved in the conceptualisation and aesthetics. Inhabitants of ‘Bonochhaya’ will be able to enjoy the artist’s creative vision with installations and shared spaces showcasing unique works of art,” said Nandu Belani, Director of the Hiland Group. “Paresh Maity’s vision will help to transform ‘Bonochhaya’ into a unique experience by adding context, aesthetic value, and greater purpose to the environment. We have seen that many home-buyers have a strong knowledge and love for art. ‘Bonochhaya’ will be for them”, added Nandu Belani. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Santiniketan is in my blood. Art is a fundamental aspect of ‘Bonochhaya’. I have been deeply inspired by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and I hope to pay tribute to the genius in his own land in my own way – through my art. I plan to use a lot of locally available materials and showcase local talent in ‘Bonochhaya’ through large-size installations, murals etc. This will be a one-of-its-kind project,” said Paresh Maity.For connoisseurs, ‘Bonochhaya’ will offer a veritable art walk through Paresh Maity’s oeuvre, with sketches that adorn the area around the name ‘Bonochhaya’, and murals and installations all round for residents to enjoy. Maity’s Tagore-inspired creations will give the residents company in the sitting areas.  A treat for the senses, these paintings and sculptures will make ‘Bonochhaya’ unique in every sense and thrill art lovers and create a rich cultural environment.last_img read more

Social media outcry after mother denied breastfeeding on mall floor

first_imgKolkata: Be it in any corner of the world, breastfeeding mothers, knowingly or unknowingly, face criticism for feeding their babies in public. As it continues to be a deeply held taboo in our society — the shamers also keep rising in large numbers.In a weird incident, a mother was asked by a staff of South City Mall to breastfeed her child inside the washroom instead out in the open. When the woman narrated the incident in detail on a social media channel, the admin of the South City Mall Facebook page replied to her post saying that breastfeeding is not allowed on the Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifefloor of the mall. Within sometime, the post went viral with several people sharing the thread and criticising the comment. However, the mall authority removed the comment. The incident occurred on last Tuesday when a woman was breastfeeding her baby on the floor of the mall. On noticing her breastfeeding, a security person allegedly asked her to go to a washroom and do the same as apparently it is not allowed at the mall premises for various reasons. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThough she asked about a place where she could go and feed her child as there was no designated place, the security person again asked her to move inside a washroom. Later, the woman took to Facebook to vent her anger. The mall authority was quick enough to reply saying an open place like their mall is not a place for breastfeeding which should be done at home. The comment read: “Please make sure you do your home chores at your home and not in the mall or at least plan it before hand…” It also said the mall authority cannot compromise the privacy of other people in public places. Though the mall authority claim that the privacy of other people in the mall was at risk, surprisingly, not a single person raised any objection on seeing the baby being breastfed. The admin, however, removed the comment and apologised. Outrage poured in from various corners of the society with people posting on their Facebook page. People reacted and condemned the mall authority on various other posts related to shopping products on their Facebook page. Many of them even feel the mall should be boycotted where a baby was denied to be breastfed. The chairperson of the state woman’s commission, Leena Ganguly condemned the statement made on behalf of the authority. She strongly reacted and said the woman’s commission is going take steps and will ensure that no such incidents take place in the state again. “We are concerned about the matter. The statement from the authority is not at all acceptable. If they had any such rule in place, they should have mentioned and displayed it. They did not because there is no such real restriction against it. We will inform the concerned department about it. This is human rights violation,” she added.last_img read more