Copyright & Media Update – 2/10/17

February 10, 2017

Are the Days of the Smartphone Numbered?

BY DAVID LEE, GREGORY ST CLAIR JONES: Smartphones have revolutionized how society interacts with technology, and today, technology is changing our very perception of the world around us. Advances in virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are blending the boundaries between the real and virtual environments. Business potential is vast and investors are certainly taking note. Is it conceivable that the launch of the next evolution of a flagship smartphone instead turns out to be the unveiling of a revolutionary wearable AR device? READ MORE…

Say Hello to YouTube Live…That Is, If You Have 10,000 Subscribers

BY DANIEL ADRIAN SANCHEZ: Do you upload content regularly to YouTube? Do you also have 10,000 subscribers? No? Prepare to wait for live streaming, then. After a limited mobile beta test, YouTube finally released their answer to live streaming. Dubbed YouTube Live, there’s just one problem, though: it’s only available for “top content creators” with over 10,000 subscribers. READ MORE…

Beyoncé is being sued for $20 million over an allegedly stolen sample in ‘Formation’

BY PAUL SCHRODT:  Beyoncé is being sued for $20 million by the estate of a late internet star who’s sampled in her song and video “Formation.” The estate of Anthony Barré, also known as Messy Mya, alleges in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that Beyoncé used a sample of Mya in the popular single and its video without permission. READ MORE…

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