Tuesday, May 11, 2010

MediaWatch 11 May 2010

NEC, the Japanese multinational IT corporation, has announced the development of a new content identification technology that allows users to detect copyright infringing videos on the Internet in as little as 2 seconds. It works like this: the technology generates a fingerprint to identify video content then compares video signatures to the signatures of original content in order to detect illegal copies. The kicker is that it’s even able to quickly and accurately identify altered versions of copyrighted content — CAMs, caption overlays, and digital to analog copies. /\/\0Re ::: In the end, what does it matter and who really cares? Those in search of pirated content on the internet can find it very very easily if they know here (and how) to look!

Over the course of two months, the community site Twitter Colombia [es] analyzed 3 million Tweets from 20,000 users in the country, as way to take a snapshot of the use of this microblogging tool. The result was a set of statistics about the average Twitterer in Colombia [es].

The Haitian blogosphere has been buzzing about the modification of the Haitian electoral law, which would enable President Preval to remain in power longer (should the elections not be held this November). Here are RadioKiskeya's and Haiti RectoVerso's posts [Fr] on the issue.

Lots of speculation in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Radio market now that Dan Lynch has left the airwaves at Talk1300. The station plans to give Dr. Laura the boot and open up afternoons from 2 to 6 for live local talk. There's scuttlebutt that Sherman Baldwin may get the position. Insiders say there's been an avalanche via IM and email from listeners to install Al Roney in the position. I kinda doubt either one of these fellows will land the slot, but who knows!

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