Category Archives: Policy & Ethics

Jake Paul Apologizes to YouTube’s Martinez Twins for Bullying Them

Paul currently appears in YouTube Red’s zombie-battling reality show “Fight of the Living Dead: Paradise Calls.” He rose to fame on Twitter’s now-defunct Vine, and currently has nearly 12 million subscribers on YouTube, more than 10 million followers on Instagram, and 2.7 million Twitter followers. He’s the younger brother of Logan Paul, who is also an actor and digital influencer. – Todd Spangler, Variety

Jeffrey Tambor Exits Transparent, Slams ‘Politicized Atmosphere’ on Set

As early as Nov. 14, the Transparent writers room was said to be contemplating a version of Season 5 without Tambor. It was later reported that series creator Jill Soloway was wrestling with the idea of killing off Tambor’s Maura. It’s still not clear which route the series will ultimately take. – Ryan Schwartz, TVLine

Hollywood strikes back against illegal streaming Kodi addons

The crackdown suggests the MPA/MPAA-led Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment has a thorough understanding of how owners of so-called “Kodi boxes” are able to stream TV shows and films illegally. While Colossus merely hosts the tools, urlresolver and metahandler did much of the heavy lifting for streamers. Their job was to scrape video hosting sites for relevant streaming links and serve them up for tools like Covenant inside Kodi. Streamers will find it very difficult to find working video streams of their favorite content without them, but they could reappear via a new host in the future. – Matt Brian, Engadget
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