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      YouTube blocks videos set to Hong Kong protest anthem

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Wednesday, 15 May - 15:47

    Court order compelled Google subsidiary to block local access to 32 videos of Glory to Hong Kong judged to be prohibited content

    Alphabet’s YouTube on Tuesday said it would comply with a court decision and block access inside Hong Kong to 32 video links deemed prohibited content, in what critics say is a blow to freedoms in the financial hub amid a security clampdown.

    The action follows a government application granted by Hong Kong’s court of appeal requesting the ban of a protest anthem called Glory to Hong Kong. The judges warned that dissidents seeking to incite secession could weaponize the song for use against the state.

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      YouTube blocks protest anthem in Hong Kong after court order banning the song

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Wednesday, 15 May - 04:35

    The Google subsidiary said it would comply with last week’s court order but said it was disappointed by the decision

    YouTube has said it will comply with a court decision and block access inside Hong Kong to 32 videos deemed prohibited content, in what critics say is a blow to freedoms in the financial hub amid a security clampdown.

    The action follows a government application granted by Hong Kong’s court of appeal requesting the ban of a protest anthem called Glory to Hong Kong . The judges warned that dissidents seeking to incite secession could weaponise the song for use against the state.

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      Supergiant Games a laissé un petit cadeau sur Hades 2 dans YouTube

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Saturday, 11 May - 18:10

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    En parallèle de la sortie de l'accès anticipé pour Hades 2, le studio Supergiant Games a partagé la bande origine du jeu vidéo sur YouTube.

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      Studio: Takedown notice for 15-year-old fan-made Hunt for Gollum was a mistake

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 10 May - 17:42

    WETA "Gollum" figure at Arclight at the opening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."

    Enlarge / WETA "Gollum" figure at Arclight at the opening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." (credit: Barry King / Contributor | WireImage )

    A day after announcing that the tentatively titled Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum was scheduled for a 2026 release, Warner Bros. immediately moved to block a beloved 2009 unauthorized fan film with the exact same name on YouTube .

    Less than 12 hours later, though, the studio appeared to back down from this copyright fight, reinstating the fan film on YouTube amid fan backlash protesting the copyright strike on Reddit as a "dick move."

    In 2009, director Chris Bouchard—who most recently directed Netflix's The Little Mermaid —released The Hunt for Gollum through Independent Online Cinema after he claimed to have "reached an understanding" with the rightsholder of The Lord of the Rings books, then called Tolkien Enterprises (now called Middle-earth Enterprises).

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      Piers Morgan won’t care where the Baby Reindeer saga goes. But Netflix should | Marina Hyde

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 10 May - 14:02 · 1 minute

    An interview with the woman who allegedly inspired the stalker character has been the latest jaw-dropper in the hit show’s afterlife

    What will happen next in the still-mushrooming Baby Reindeer saga? Probably one or more of a number of bad things. Latest bad thing to happen (at time of writing) was Piers Morgan’s decision to pay the so-called “real life Martha” – reportedly the inspiration for the stalker character in the Netflix programme – what she claims was £250 so he could interview her on his YouTube show . I always feel the most disingenuous gambit in journalism is the one that goes: “We just want to give you the chance to tell your side of the story …” Anyway, the resultant encounter dropped on Thursday night and was an object lesson in wild-west TV, which has already sparked condemnation from a number of angles. Let’s hope it doesn’t spark real-life events of its own.

    Clearly mindful of the criticisms that would be levelled at him for featuring someone UK news outlets had largely avoided even naming, Morgan approached his interviewee wearing a veneer of empathy. Ultimately, though, the Martha character’s enterprise would surely seem low-grade to all the people who edited tabloid newspapers in the not-too-distant past. After all, if you want someone relentlessly pursued, you just get the news desk to do it. Or a private detective. Or – but no. We daren’t all operate under the heroic “uncensored” banner.

    Marina Hyde is a Guardian columnist

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      From Dua Lipa’s book club to George Saunders’ Substack: a guide to the online books world

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 10 May - 13:59

    From BookTube to podcasts, newsletters and tweets, literature is finding ever-more new homes. Here are some you should definitely be browsing

    Between BookTube, Bookstagram, book podcasts and book newsletters, the online world of literary fandom is ever-expanding. Avid readers as well as authors, critics, journalists and celebrities are pushing the norms of literary criticism, finding new, less formal ways to talk about the latest books.

    To help navigate the sea of content, here is our guide to some of the best sources of reading recommendations, author chats, writing advice and literary hot takes. And, if you haven’t already, do sign up to our own new-look books newsletter , Bookmarks.

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      Trop de pub sur YouTube ? Google n’est pas de cet avis et va en ajouter

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Tuesday, 30 April - 16:35

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    Google a un plan pour ajouter encore plus de pub sur YouTube : en ajouter lorsque vous mettez une vidéo en pause.

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      Lu Plush Announcement!

      comics.movim.eu / RandoWis · Saturday, 27 April - 19:04

    The Lu Plush has finally arrived, and it comes with a familiar friend! Please get one while you can!
    Thank you everyone, and Makeship, so much for making this possible once again!
    ***Available til 14th May 2024***
    Also, my apologies for the late announcement!
    I had hoped to release this post by last Wednesday (when the campaign began) as I wanted this announcement to have more impact, but I couldn’t finish the animation until today. In hindsight, I should have made a simple announcement when it launched so that I didn’t waste everyone’s time while the timer counted down for the plush. My sincere apologies for that.

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