YouTube copyright block icon

This is what YouTube returns if a video is blocked due to copyright issues. It was implemented as part of the new HTML5 version of the YouTube video player.

The icon is so sweet and endearing that I almost forget to be irritated because I wasn’t allowed to watch the video!

copyright block icon
This video contains content from MGM, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.
Sorry about that.”


UPDATE: Perhaps I should change that back to HTML in light of this: Meet HTML, the spec formerly known as HTML5.

Published in: on January 13, 2011 at 8:57 am  Leave a Comment  
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Antipiracy lawyers pirate from other antipiracy lawyers

Yet more of those pirates

So Versatile: Anti-Piracy Attorney AND Pirate!

Do you dream about getting into the P2P?
via Antipiracy lawyers pirate from other antipiracy lawyers.

Published in: on October 30, 2010 at 7:54 am  Leave a Comment  
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Internet Pornographers Now Suing Pirates

via Internet Pornographers Now Suing Pirates from Mashable. I’ll add to this post, as this most recent incident is merely one chapter of the ongoing exchange.

Published in: on September 26, 2010 at 7:51 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Hacking is fun for you and me!

Here are my favorite exploit-themed Flash videos of the moment.  The first is very G-rated: “Copying is fun!” (courtesy of youtube’s 33×3 sketch).  It  is entirely English-language,  although the Russian translation may be counter-intuitive.

The second is an excellent exposition, set to an emotionally charged soundtrack, of a commercial website’s security vulnerability and of the discoverer’s attempts, and eventual success, at enlightening said enterprise of the situation. I’d love to share with the Computer Information Security group on, but suspect that this is a more appropriate venue.

AvatarsUnited Security Hole 12 Feb 2010

from Isoz Bioworm on Vimeo.

Published in: on March 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm  Leave a Comment