Roku pulls Infowars channel citing complaints from “concerned parties”

In its statement announcing the decision to remove the channel, Roku did not say that Infowars had now broken any of its rules, as most of the other platforms that have removed the channel have done. It did not clarify whether the “concerned parties” were users, or advertisers who didn’t want their brands displayed next to the Infowars channel. – Jon Porter, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2SX7Lal

Roku pulls Infowars channel citing complaints from “concerned parties”

In its statement announcing the decision to remove the channel, Roku did not say that Infowars had now broken any of its rules, as most of the other platforms that have removed the channel have done. It did not clarify whether the “concerned parties” were users, or advertisers who didn’t want their brands displayed next to the Infowars channel. – Jon Porter, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2SX7Lal

Disney filed a YouTube copyright claim on a Darth Vader fan film—and the creator is shocked

…Star Wars Theory said Walt Disney Music Company and the Warner Chappell music company put in a copyright claim for the music composition. That means the money that wasn’t supposed to be earned by anybody is now going to those companies, and the film that was supposed to be commercial-free, per the agreement between Star Wars Theory and Lucasfilms, will now have advertisements. It’s upset Star Wars Theory—who said he hired a composer to create original music for his film, meaning it shouldn’t have been copyright claimed. – Josh Katzowitz, The Daily Dot » http://bit.ly/2RwVGvS

US broadcast TV increases female lead representation

The report also found that police dramas were most likely to be accepted for development, regardless of the gender of the lead. And while men are most likely to be cast as police, FBI or CIA officers, women on the other hand enjoy more diversity. Their roles span high-powered professions, from legal to law enforcement, medical to financial and media. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2MblV4Y

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