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Google 'stole my videos', says film-maker Philip Bloom

Google 'stole my videos', says film-maker Philip Bloom

Technology
Google has enraged a leading film-maker by using his footage in a corporate video that later leaked online.The technology company used material from more than half a dozen of Philip Bloom's films to make a provocative presentation about ways it could exploit users' data in the future.Mr Bloom makes a living from selling rights to his footage, among other activities.Google insisted that it took copyright law seriously.It said that the "thought-experiment" video had been intended to be seen by only a handful of people. It was made in 2016 by the head of design at X, Google's research and development division.Google added that the executive had now been reminded about its strict copyright rules. ...
Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage in Cambodia pleads for release

Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage in Cambodia pleads for release

World
Jan. 11 (UPI) -- An Australian filmmaker detained in Cambodia on espionage charges is pleading for release after more than seven months behind bars.James Ricketson, 68, was in court in Phnom Penh this week to appeal two prior rejections of bail requests. He has been detained since June, when police arrested the documentary filmmaker after he flew a camera-equipped drone over anti-government protesters."I've just been beaten up by the police at Prey Sar prison. There's no evidence that I've done anything wrong," he told reporters, according to the Phnom Penh Post. "We're transported in a tin can -- with no water, no air conditioning. This is the kind of torture that's inflicted on you whether you're innocent or guilty."Ricketson faces 10 years for "receiving or collecting information, proce...