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By Usama Jawad96
Camcorder pirates in India could face up to three years in prison and $14,000 in fines
by Usama Jawad
Piracy is an ongoing problem that has been affecting the digital media industry for the past few years. While it leads to a loss in revenue for many publishers, in some cases it also helps further popularize the content that is being pirated.
With the debate over piracy still raging on, it appears that a new law in India could pose hefty fines and prison sentences on camcorder pirates in the country.
As reported by TorrentFreak, an amendment to India's Cinematograph Act is currently in the stage of being drafted, after pressure from local content creators, Hollywood, and the US government. If this draft is approved, pirates in India who visit movie theaters with concealed camcorders, record the content being shown and then publish it online, could face up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of ₹1,000,000 (~$14,000).
The proposed amendment to the Cinematograph Act reads as follows:
The move has reportedly been greeted with enthusiasm by the local media industry, with many hoping that this will put a stop to piracy. It is currently unknown when (and if) this draft will be enacted into the Cinematograph Act, but pirates in India will undoubtedly be very disappointed if it does go through.
Source: TorrentFreak | Two Skeleton Pirates Portrait image via Shutterstock
Amazon paying some employees to defend company on Twitter
by Paul Hill
It has been revealed that Amazon has a small selection of staff based in America defending the firm’s practices. Around 16 accounts, which contain “FC ambassador” in the bio, have been created by Amazon staff in the last few weeks and jump into action to defend the company when people criticise the company on Twitter over issues such as toilet breaks, the monotony of warehouse work, pay and conditions, and management relations.
The actions could have been taken in response to recent strikes that occurred in Germany, Spain, and Poland in July over their working conditions. In the U.K., several unions have sued the company in order to extract higher wages and rewards for delivery staff. Critics have been vocal about the firm’s actions for at least several years now, with regular coverage on mainstream news.
In response to the revelations, a spokesman for Amazon admitted to the practice but made clear that those tweeting have had first hand experience of the jobs they're defending:
In exchange for praising the e-retailer, workers who become FC ambassadors trade-in their job picking and packing orders and become tour guides and online advocates; the role also includes some managerial duties. To Amazon's credit, it's good to see the firm coming clean about these actions when there are undoubtedly other firms who take similar actions anonymously. As to whether these employees are telling the truth about their previous packing job
Source: BBC News
Reddit CEO admits deletion of "a few hundred" Russian propaganda accounts
by Sharath Ravishankar
Earlier today, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, known within his website as /u/spez, responded to allegations made against the popular website's integrity.
This comes hot on the heels of sitewide complaints against a group of users posting within /r/the_donald, a subreddit dedicated to discussing US President Donald Trump and his various statements and policies. Having grown in popularity throughout the 2016 election season, the subreddit has over time earned criticism for the content and commentary it has attracted, accompanying an uptick in pro-Russian posts that affected other areas of the website.
Reddit users have since questioned the administrators' ability to quell such mass violations of the site's policy.
Huffman stated that the site has removed "a few hundred accounts" linking directly to propaganda domains, the now-deleted Twitter account, @TEN_GOP being one of them. In his response, Huffman said:
Beyond this, the CEO offered little else, saying that Reddit is making progress through cooperation and vigilance. Huffman was also asked by a commenter on the same thread if the administrators would be taking any action against other unrelated, but disturbing and gruesome subreddits, to which Huffman gave a similar pointed response that he is aware of it and a review was underway.
At the end of it all, Reddit's transparency towards the steps it takes to solve its ongoing issues is undeniably appreciable, but all of these appear to be temporary recourses, rather than preventative solutions.
Source: Steve Huffman (Reddit)