Demo against Article 13 in Cologne

Yesterday saw the first demo against Article 13 in Cologne, there are many more to come all over Europe in the coming weeks. For an up-to-date list, please check here

Needless to say that the current version of Article 13 spells disaster for all smaller providers and will change the Internet and Social Media as we know it to the worse.

But I was amazed at the turnout – with a mere two days of preparation the organizers reached about 2000 people on the street, and 16000 in Livestreams.

With #FridaysForFuture and #WirSindKeineBots this new Generation Z has the will and the ability to change the world and make it better!

It’s now time for us adults to support them as much as we can!

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Article 13

The EU Copyright Directive has been made much worse.

Now, Article13 requires mandatory copyright filters for any online community that has existed for 3 or more years, regardless of size.

This will greatly change social media as we know it and dramatically reduce the number of platforms, leaving only corporate voices to be heard.

If you haven’t done anything yet, now is the time to act!

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(Image: https://tecnoblog.net/248010/projetos-copyright-uniao-europeia/)

Marshmello concert

This February, Marshmello gave a live concert in-game at Pleasant Park.

It truly felt like a glimpse into the future of interactive entertainment, where the worlds of gaming, music, and celebrity combined to create a virtual experience we’ve never quite seen before. (Nick Statt, The Verge – https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/2/18208223/fortnite-epic-games-marshmello-concert-exciting-bizarre-future-music)

That was the beginning of something new and exciting! Behold the gamers!

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(Picture: Marshmello – https://twitter.com/marshmellomusic/status/1092820616367882240)

Muy Lento

After their stellar concert in Valencia and the end of the Tu y Yo tour, Adexe y Nau have released a new song on YouTube, Muy Lento.

What a great song! I had it on repeat from the day it was released (1/18) and it’s going strong to reach its first million views soon.

If you haven’t yet, give it a listen!

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Bloom: 10 Worlds

Generative Music have re-released Brian Eno’s Bloom music creation app, now finally for Android!

In addition to the original, there are 10 new worlds to explore, each with different sounds, shapes and colors.

Highly recommended and fun to use!

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Hatsune Miku

Yesterday we went to a concert by Hatsune Miku, a quite famous Japanese singer; she’s on her first tour in Europe and it was her first concert in Germany. Luckily for us, she chose the LANXESS Arena in Cologne as the venue, which made it quite easy for us.

Hatsune came with a couple of her friends for support, Kaito, Meiko, Megurine Luka and the Kagamine twins.

Almost everybody in the arena had her signature Glowsticks, so the colors from stage spread throughout – very special.

The concert itself was great, wonderful song selection and a stellar stage show – I really hope she’ll come back to Cologne soon!

Needless to say that she made a very nice attempt to welcome us in German . Smile

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Article 13

There’s a lot of hype and clickbait around the EU’s revised copyright directive – a well balanced summary on the subject can be found here.

Let’s take a step back – the new copyright directive is not aimed against the freedom of speech or small creators; quite the opposite, it’s aim is to protect creators, big and small, from theft. All it does is shifting the burden from the creator to the publishing platforms, in case a piece of art gets misappropriated, and it specifically only targets big publishing platforms (in the latest amendment at the time of writing).

Of course do YouTube and Instagram/Facebook dislike that – even though it’s not a new responsibility, just a new means of enforcement, it might negatively impact their bottom line.

Will Article 13 ban memes in YouTube videos? From my point of view, memes are covered by the “Fair Use” clause, but I’m not a legal expert.

What it will finally ban though, is the use of copyrighted music in YouTube videos, monetized or not.

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First day at University

Today was my first day at University, and also the end of the first part of my journey from being a salaryman to becoming a creator.

Very special day for me, I didn’t really focus on the equipment, so there’s some really shaky bits it the video and also some poor sound – but with all ‘first’ and ‘unique’ moments, there’s no way to reshoot. Well.

Tomorrow is another day, for today this has to suffice

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Enjoy!

 

Chris