YouTube warns its copyright changes could result in more takedowns

YouTube will no longer allow copyright holders to seize a creator's revenue over very brief or unintentional music clips that appears in videos, it said in a blog post. That means that if a five-second clip or the radio from a passing car appears in...

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sued by people she blocked on Twitter

Two critics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who were blocked by the lawmaker on Twitter are now suing her. New York congressional candidate Joseph Saladino and former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hinkind on Tuesday filed separate lawsuits against...

Tidal follows Spotify’s lead by adding a block button

Tidal is following in Spotify's footsteps by allowing you to block music you don't want to hear from popping up in personalized My Mix playlists, as well as the radio stations the service creates for you based on an artist or track. From today, when...

Utah ISP’s internet filtering ad knocks customers offline

Internet providers are no stranger to targeting and inserting ads, but CenturyLink is being a little more... direct. Utah-based customers have discovered that CenturyLink is blocking their internet connections until they acknowledge an ad for the IS...

Spotify users still can’t block followers, but that could change

Spotify isn't as much of a haven from harassment as many might like. Since the service shares your plays with followers by default, it's possible for harassers to keep up with your listening habits and exploit that to their advantage (say, by findin...

Judge suggests Trump should mute followers instead of block them

Last year, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sued Donald Trump, then White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and White House Director of Social Media Daniel Scavino claiming that the president's blocking of individuals on Tw...