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Court reinstates Viacom copyright lawsuit against YouTube

A US appeals court on Thursday revived a billion-dollar lawsuit filed by entertainment giant Viacom accusing Google-owned website YouTube of knowingly profiting from pirated video clips. The judge handling the appeal reversed a lower court’s decision two years ago to toss out the case, saying that “a reasonable jury could…

Ohio lawmaker decries ‘hypocrisy’ of ‘vicious’ attacks on women’s health

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner (D) blasted Republicans across the country for pushing legislation aimed at reducing a woman’s access to an abortion. “Are you sick of hearing about lawmakers trying to protect women’s reproductive and sexual health?” she said. “Do you…

Students’ experiments to play out in space

SAN FRANCISCO — Science experiments devised by teenage students, one from Egypt and two from the United States, will be conducted in space as part of a move by YouTube and Lenovo to inspire young minds. Winners of a global YouTube Space Lab competition were announced Thursday, with 18-year-old Amr…

Viral Eminem parody: ‘Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up’

An Australian man has created what may be the best video of the 2012 election season so far. Hugh Atkin, an Australian lawyer who has been creating viral videos on YouTube since 2007, has produced a parody of rapper Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady.” The video begins with a mashup…

NC state senate candidate deleted racist video when called for comment

North Carolina state senate candidate Bivins Hollar is not an unreasonable guy. He just wanted to be able to run for office and have a (now-deleted) video up on YouTube outlining his plans for ethnic cleansing in South Africa. Why is that such a big deal? Hollar, 28, is running…

TED launches learning initiative at YouTube

The non-profit group behind thought-provoking TED conferenceslaunched an education channel on YouTube in a bid to make learning irresistible. The alliance with the world’s top online video venue marked the start of a TED-Ed initiative to combine exceptional teaching with eye-catching animations to make captivating lessons available to anyone on the Internet. “We want to…

Judge denies Ron Paul’s request to unmask anonymous YouTube user

A judge has rejected the motion of presidential candidate Ron Paul to unmask an anonymous YouTube user who made a video trashing his former rival Jon Huntsman. The Public Citizen Litigation Group, American Civil Liberties Union, Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Digital Media Law Project had urged the court to…

Man tests body armor by firing point blank into own stomach

A man who wanted to prove that his body armor would really protect him put it to the ultimate test by firing a round point blank into his own stomach. In video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, a man is seen wearing a bullet-proof vest with the word “security” on…

Sh*t online organizers say

The online organizers at the 6th annual Roots Camp conference decided to get in on the wave of the “Shit People Say” Youtube videos with their own light hearted version. Titled “Shit Online Organizers Say,” the video taps into the meme that just won’t die for the online organizing crowd.…

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