Hacked: Hacking Finance

Hacked: Hacking Finance



ICO Analysis: Creativechain

Posted on April 15th, 2017.

Blockchain 2.0 – using the blockchain for purposes other than simply register the movement of funds. The purpose of Creativechain is to allow digital creative works to be registered one time and become indelible – permanently the property of their creator or owner, in a provable way. From a financial standpoint, there are several...



YouTube Will Pay Up To $1 Million in Legal Fees For Qualifying Users

Posted on November 27th, 2015.

After a long history of strange gaffes in its copyright claim system, YouTube is finally making moves to support its lifeblood – its independent content creators who, too often for comfort, are subjected to copyright claims that actually violate their rights to fair use. Or, occasionally, the claims can be even more ridiculous – groups...



Sony Filed Copyright Claim Against Man They Licensed Content From

Posted on October 31st, 2015.

The arrogance of large corporations is occasionally beyond description. Mitch Martinez created some stock footage and licensed it to Sony Music Entertainment. Then, later, when he uploaded the same footage onto YouTube, he got a copyright notice. About his own content. The debacle that followed was interesting. Here is the original...



EFF Wants a Fair Use-style DMCA Provision

Posted on February 22nd, 2015.

“When you buy a video game, you expect to be able to play it for as long as you want. You expect be able to play it with your kids many years from now if you want (well, maybe not Grand Theft Auto),” writes Harvard law student Kendra Albert. She, with the backing of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), is petitioning the...