Archive for May, 2012

Google Copyright Tool

Google Copyright Tool

There is a brand new tool from Google will now provide detailed information about the organizations and their takedown requests for search results linking to “material that allegedly infringes copyrights.” The number one and two requesters of takedowns? Microsoft and NBC Universal. Since 2011, Google’s pulled down results for 1,255,402 URLs with filestube.com being the number one targeted domain.

So do you own something that is copyrighted but used illegally by others and ranks higher in Google then this tool will guide you through the process of reporting content that you believe warrants removal from Google’s services based on applicable laws, you need to fill up a simple web form for review.

Further Google now also discloses requests from government agencies and courts around the world to remove content from our services and hand over user data. In this report, we disclose the number of requests we receive from each government in six-month periods with certain limitations.

Since Google complies with the requirements of the DMCADigital Millennium Copyright Act is a U.S. law that provides qualifying online service providers like Google with a safe harbor from monetary liability for copyright infringement claims. One of the requirements of these safe harbor provisions is that the service provider remove or disable access to allegedly infringing material upon receiving a request that meets certain requirements, this as been a long practice of google right from the beginning but now they publicly disclosing such information sounds interesting and those top domains in the radar maybe in a tough ride..

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CellHelmet

CellHelmet

Here is a deal by a company called Cellhelmet, a new protective iPhone case from a company called Cellpig. Originally started as a Kickstarter project, the cases recently went into production and are now available for retail sale, so if your phone breaks in the case (excluding water damage), then the company promises to replace it for a year for a $50 handling fee, with no monthly fee for the coverage. Phones are repaired or replaced within three days of receipt and are overnighted back to your address. cellhelmet includes accidental damage coverage for any iPhone 4/4S, regardless if it’s new, used, unlocked or ailbroken. Also, never wait to file a claim. If your device breaks on day one of ownership go ahead and file a claim.  All iPhone 4/4S repairs will be completed withOEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)Apple parts.

The case is made of dense polyurethane rubber, and has angled edges for drop-shock displacement around the device. It be purchased and used on any iPhone 4 or 4S, even jailbroken iPhones and ones you’ve been using for a few years now.

Apple offers AppleCare+ for new iPhones for $99 and will replace your broken phone twice due to mishandling under the program for $49 — making it still probably a better bet for new phone owners. The win with Cellhelmet is going to be for people who are still using a phone where Apple Care has run out, people who didn’t sign up for coverage when they bought their Phones (most require you sign up immediately or within 30 days), and those who have jailbroken their iPhones which makes them ineligible for Apple protection.

Good Ideas helpful for the consumers but unfortunately, there will always be people out there that take advantage of the system and commit fraud.  What do you think ?

Radio Time Machine

Radio Time Machine

Being a great fan of the Billboard Charts myself found this amazing musical time machine app (Click Here), where you can go back in time to hear how popular music has changed from 1940 to today, as told by the Billboard Top 100. To hear full songs, make sure you’re logged in to your Rdio account in this browser. Don’t have an account? Create one, it’s free.

Radio Time Machine taps into the massive music library at Rdio the other Spotify to assemble a browsable, listenable timeline of six decades of popular music. Each year’s station queues up 10 or so tracks; all you have to do is press play or skip (you’ll be doing a lot of skipping). Rdio subscribers get full songs. Everyone else gets 30-second samples. Really trust me on this: take an hour, maybe two, and work your way through the years. It’s the the easiest, and best, history class you’ll ever take. (Also note if you are from any other country than US just use an proxy it works as efficient as u being in the US 🙂