Steve Jobs and iJustine unveil iPad

January 29, 2010

I would buy it if they stick a phone in it.


Pres. Obama first State of the Union (full video)

January 28, 2010


C-SPAN version.


White House version.


Pres. Obama criticizes Supreme Court right to their faces, as Justice Alito shakes head and says “not true”

January 28, 2010

Wow–talk about awkward moment.


Megan Wright will (not) be the next American Idol

January 28, 2010

ooooo. Just heard Megan Wright sing an audition on Idol. Reminded me a little of Carrie Underwood’s knockout audition.

I haven’t seen any episode except tonight’s, but I’m making my prediction. Megan Wright will be the next American Idol.

UPDATE: Wow. Megan got knocked out in Hollywood yesterday. Very disappointing. Judges said she was all over the place. They didn’t show her performance, but she was playing the piano and singing. Must have been a bad song choice. But there goes our pick! Oh well.


Justin Bieber defends fan channel “bieberzone” from YouTube suspension–is copyright uncertainty to blame?

January 20, 2010

News: YouTube teen sensation Justin Bieber has entered the copyright fray. Apparently, YouTube suspended the account of a Bieber fan called bieberzone @bieberzone on Twitter,” who probably was reposting Justin Bieber videos. YouTube may have even removed some of Bieber’s own music videos (performing other people’s songs). All of this no doubt has something to do with copyright concerns–as the underlying music is copyrighted. But it’s not clear whether YouTube did this on its own, or whether some copyright holder complained. Bieber is working under Usher’s music label, so we’re guessing those in the music industry give Justin their blessing to create his YouTube videos.

Here’s what Justin writes on Twitter:

Dear Fans…IM ON THE JOB. you support me and I support you. fan sites like http://www.youtube.com/bieberzone should not be shut down!!
about 3 hours ago from web

Dear Youtube. I love u. U helped me start living my dream. But I want u 2 stop messin with my fans and let ’em post any vid of me they want!
about 3 hours ago from web

very upset that some of my vids and some of my fans vids are being taken down by youtube. working to fix this now. no 1 messes with my fans

Analysis: Somewhat reminiscent of YouTube’s wrongful termination of the PS22 chorus’s YouTube channel–which thankfully was reinstated. It’s a shame YouTube is not doing more with the music industry to promote user-generated music videos, including with cover songs. The music industry can benefit by discovering more Justin Biebers or teen idols, who can bring in millions more in revenues.

I’ve written about copyright and user-generated content in an article titled “Warming Up to User-Generated Content,” which you can download by clicking here.


Justin Bieber’s “Baby” feat Ludacris debuts No 1 on iTunes Canada, 2 in US

January 19, 2010

Justin Bieber is a teenage singer discovered on YouTube. We discovered him a few years back before Usher did. His new song “Baby” just went on sale and hit No 1 on Canada iTunes (where he’s from) and No 2 in the US.

Justin is using social media on Twitter and Youtube to attract a huge fan base.

Justin may become the biggest star from YouTube soon, if he’s not already. Quite an accomplishment for a 15 year old!


Pres. Obama on Martin Luther King, Jr. day

January 18, 2010

Esmee Denters and Justin Bieber meet up at hotel–by accident

January 18, 2010

Justin Bieber kicking with Taylor Swift

January 17, 2010

Technological fair use – in Google Book Search and Kindle text-to-speech

January 17, 2010

Download the article on SSRN by clicking here


Sigourney Weaver on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and Hulu – Avatar Sex

January 17, 2010

Click here for the videos


Jimmy Kimmel mocks Jay Leno after Conan O’Brien affair

January 16, 2010

David Letterman asks: will Jay Leno do the right thing?

January 15, 2010

Jimmy Kimmel blasts Jay Leno about Conan O’Brien coup

January 15, 2010

Sarah Palin’s FOX News debut with Bill O’Reilly

January 13, 2010

Click here for the video


Conan O’Brien blasts NBC on Tonight Show

January 13, 2010

Click here for the video


Justin Bieber new video of “Baby” with Ludacris

January 13, 2010

Click here for Justin Bieber videos


Judge drops YouTube video showing of same sex marriage trial; S. Ct. to decide if OK to show on trial court’s own website

January 12, 2010

Scotus blog has a great summary of where things stand on whether the trial over California’s ban on same sex marriage can be shown in time delay on the trial court’s own website.

The idea of putting the trial also up on YouTube through recorded videos apparently has been scrapped.


No pants day on NYC subway

January 11, 2010

Ford Fusion hybrid wins auto show car of 2010

January 11, 2010

Gay marriage triage to be shown on YouTube (time delay)

January 11, 2010

Today starts the federal trial in California over gay marriage. The case has David Boies and Ted Olson on the same side representing the plaintiff challenging the ban on same sex marriage.

The federal court has allowed the trial to be shown on YouTube (tape delay). We’ll provide the vids as soon as they are up.

UPDATE: The US Supreme Court stayed the decision to allow YouTube videos so it can consider the issue until Wednesday. More from AP


Charles Barkley SNL Saturday Night Live videos

January 10, 2010

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Pres. Obama YouTube addres – Jan. 8, 2010: health care reform

January 9, 2010

Video of Asian male charged for Newark airport security break after ducking security line to kiss woman

January 9, 2010

Lady Gaga @ CES tech show

January 8, 2010

Wow, love the Polaroid collage at the end of this video!


Blonde Katharine McPhee (American Idol alum) talks about new album “Unbroken”

January 8, 2010

YouTube sensation Justin Bieber sings for Pres. Obama

January 4, 2010

Pres. Obama orders “snowbama” shaved ice in Hawaii

January 4, 2010