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    MyCanal ne marche plus au Royaume-Uni à cause du Brexit / Numerama · Thursday, 7 January, 2021 - 10:34

Avec la survenue du Brexit, c'est aussi la portabilité des services de contenu en ligne qui en prend en un coup. Canal+ vient de le rappeler. [Lire la suite]

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    Humanity is in danger of becoming obsolete technology in LX 2048 / ArsTechnica · Sunday, 20 December, 2020 - 15:00 · 1 minute

James D'Arcy stars as a terminally ill man who gets the chance to "upgrade" his life in Guy Moshe's sci-fi film LX 2048 .

A fatally ill man tries to secure the future of his family in a near-future world where the toxicity of the Sun forces people to stay inside during the daytime in LX 2048 , starring James D'Arcy ( Agent Carter, Homeland ). It's a flawed yet thought-provoking surreal science-fiction film, chock-full of big ideas on our relationship to technology and what it means to be human and anchored by D'Arcy's fantastic performance.

(Some spoilers below.)

D'Arcy plays Adam Bird, a married father of three on the brink of divorce from his wife, Reena (Anna Brewster). The year is 2048, and people are largely living indoors during the day because the sunlight is powerful enough to scald human skin instantly. Everyone spends most of their time in a virtual world known as The Realm. (The fact that Reena caught Adam virtually cavorting with his AI lover is just one of their many marital issues.) Everyone also takes regular doses of LithiumX to ward off depression. Adam, however, clings to his old habits, driving a convertible to the office in a hazmat suit and refusing to take the drug.

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    NBA : où regarder le meilleur du basketball en streaming ? / Numerama · Saturday, 19 December, 2020 - 11:07

La NBA s'apprête à reprendre ses droits en fin d'année, après une saison 2019/2020 bouleversée par la crise sanitaire liée à la pandémie de coronavirus. Mais où et comment regarder les meilleurs matches en France ? [Lire la suite]

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    New U.S. Streaming Piracy Bill Focuses on Commercial Services / TorrentFreak · Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 09:45 · 3 minutes

Streaming Key Under U.S. law, streaming and file-sharing are seen as two different offenses. Not just from a technical point of view, but also in the way they are punished.

Streaming is categorized as a public performance instead of distribution, which can only be charged as a misdemeanor, not a felony.

Lawmakers tried to change this with the Commercial Felony Streaming Act in 2011 , and later with the SOPA and PIPA bills. These bills were shelved after public outrage, with many people fearing that uploading copyrighted YouTube videos could possibly land them in jail.

As a result the gap between streaming and traditional file-sharing still remains today. This makes it hard to prosecute pirate streaming services. However, a new bill introduced by Senator Thom Tillis aims to change this.

The bill, titled the ‘Protecting Lawful Streaming Act of 2020’, has bipartisan support and was drafted based on input from copyright holders, tech companies, and public rights experts. This resulted in a final draft that is less broad than previously proposed bills.

In short, the bill proposes to amend US copyright law by adding a section that allows streaming piracy services to be targeted. It is tailored towards services that exploit streaming piracy for commercial gain, leaving individual streamers out of the crosshairs.

Specifically, the bill makes it unlawful to provide a service that’s primarily designed to show copyright-infringing content, has no significant commercial purpose other than piracy, or is intentionally marketed to promote streaming piracy.

Protecting Lawful Streaming Act of 2020

The bill is targeting people or organizations that provide a “digital transmission service.” This means that it doesn’t apply to ordinary users who stream something on YouTube, Twitch, or any other streaming platform.

This distinction is crucial as the opposition to previous bills focused on the fear that new legislation would send ordinary people to jail for accidentally streaming a copyrighted video or music track.

Instead, the ‘Protecting Lawful Streaming Act of 2020’ intends to criminalize commercial streaming piracy services. Those who are caught face fines and a prison sentence, which for repeat offenders can extend to ten years.

Commenting on the bill, Senator Tillis notes that pirate streaming services are costing the US economy billions of dollars every year. The new legislation should help to change this without criminalizing regular streamers.

“This commonsense legislation was drafted with the input of creators, user groups, and technology companies and is narrowly targeted so that only criminal organizations are punished and that no individual streamer has to worry about the fear of prosecution,” Tillis said.

Lawmakers received input from rightsholders as well as the CCIA, which includes prominent members such as Amazon, Cloudflare, Facebook, and Google. The CCIA has previously been critical of streaming felony bills, but it will now remain neutral.

The same applies to the civil rights group Public Knowledge, which also helped in shaping the new bill. While Public Knowledge isn’t in favor of adding criminal penalties for copyright infringement, it sees the new proposal as a reasonable solution.

“[T]his bill is narrowly tailored and avoids criminalizing users, who may do nothing more than click on a link, or upload a file. It also does not criminalize streamers who may include unlicensed works as part of their streams,” says Meredith Rose, Public Knowledge’s Senior Policy Counsel.

With a more limited scope, the latest streaming piracy bill has a greater chance of passing than its predecessors. However, that doesn’t mean that there’s no opposition.

Aside from its contents, which not everyone will agree with, there is fierce critique on the process. Instead of letting the bill pass through the regular process, it will be added to the must-pass spending bill , together with other copyright proposals. That is not how copyright law should be created, opponents warn.

A copy of the text of the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act of 2020 can be found here . The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and David Perdue (R-GA)

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    The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart will return in new Apple TV+ series / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 - 21:07

Jon Stewart appears in a segment on <em>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</em> post-<em>Daily Show</em> retirement.

Enlarge / Jon Stewart appears in a segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert post- Daily Show retirement. (credit: CBS )

Former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart has signed a multiyear deal with Apple TV+ to write, star in, and produce a current affairs show that Apple and Stewart expect to run for multiple seasons, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter .

Five years ago, comedian and commentator Jon Stewart departed his role hosting Comedy Central's The Daily Show —just a year before his audience would have wanted him most, many have observed .

Since then, he has occasionally appeared to do small and infrequent segments on his former colleague Stephen Colbert's The Late Show on CBS, he's appeared in some media interviews, he directed one film, and he did a comedy tour with fellow topical comedian Dave Chapelle . Mostly, though, he has lived the family life at his farm in New Jersey .

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    Amazon Prime Video : voilà les nouveautés du mois de novembre ! / JournalDuGeek · Monday, 26 October, 2020 - 12:41 · 3 minutes

De nouvelles séries, des films Amazon Originals, et des classiques du cinéma : le programme est chargé ce mois-ci sur Amazon Prime Video.

Bénéficiez de 30 jours gratuits pour découvrir Amazon Prime vidéo !

Les séries de novembre 2020 sur Prime Video

  • 1er Novembre : Heirs Of The Night – Saison 2
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Rassurez-vous, cette série d’épouvante norvégienne, consacrée aux vampires, est plutôt grand public. Sa saison 1 est disponible sur Prime, en France, depuis juin 2020.

  • 6 novembre : Duncanville-  Saison 1

Sitcom animé américain, Duncanville conte les mésaventures d’un adolescent pas très doué nommé Duncan. Les Français pourront découvrir les 11 épisodes de la saison 1 dès le 6 novembre.

  • 20 novembre : Motherland: Fort Salem – Saison 1
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Déjà forte de deux saisons, cette série se déroule dans une Amérique uchronique dans laquelle les sorcières cohabitent avec le commun des mortels. L’histoire se concentre sur trois d’entre elles qui s’engagent dans l’armée américaine.

  • 29 novembre :  Vikings – deuxième partie de la saison 5
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Amazon Prime a réalisé un coup de maître en s’achetant les droits de Vikings, la série épique de la chaîne canadienne History. La deuxième partie de la cinquième saison débarque à la fin du mois sur le service de streaming.

Les films Amazon Original de novembre 2020

  • 12 novembre : Connectés

Un peu de contenu bien de chez nous pour changer : Connecté s est un mélange de thriller et de comédie avec, entre autres, Stéphane De Groodt, Michaël Youn et François-Xavier Demaison. Dans ce film, une bande d’amis organise un « apéro virtuel » en plein confinement, et tout ne se passe pas aussi bien que prévu.

  • 15 novembre : The Burnt Orange Heresy

Il s’agit d’un film anglo-italien sorti en 2019. Adapté du roman « Hérésie » de Charles Willeford, le film narre le parcours d’un critique d’art qui cherche à s’approprier l’œuvre d’un peintre.

  • 25 novembre : Friendsgiving

Portant à l’affiche Malin Åkerman et Kat Dennings, cette comédie américaine se déroule, vous l’aurez compris, pendant la fête de Thanksgiving (26 novembre aux États-Unis).

  • 25 novembre : Uncle Frank

Alan Ball ( Banshee , Six Feet Under …) réalise ce film qui met Paul Bettany (Vision dans le MCU) à l’affiche. Uncle Frank raconte l’histoire de Frank, un professeur de littérature new-yorkais forcé de retourner dans sa campagne natale.

Les autres films ajoutés en novembre sur Prime Video

  • 1er novembre : Deadpool
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Sorti en 2016, le premier volet de Deadpool avait constitué un interlude remarquable à tous les films de super-héros qui se prennent beaucoup trop au sérieux. Le film déjanté avec Ryan Reynolds dans le rôle titre sera disponible dès le début du mois sur Prime. Retrouvez notre critique de Deadpool .

  • 16 novembre : les deux franchises cinématographiques Alien et Predator

Double dose de monstres ce mois-ci sur Amazon Prime Video. Toute la saga Alien ( Alien, Aliens, Alien³, Alien Ressurection, Alien Vs. Predator, Prometheus, Alien : Covenant ) ainsi que tous les films Predator ( Predator, Predator 2, Predators ) sera disponible sur la plateforme de streaming dès le 16 novembre. Si les innombrables suites de ces franchises ne font pas forcément l’unanimité, le premier Alien et Predator avec Arnold Schwarzenegger restent des incontournables.

  • Et aussi…

L’excellent Snowden d’Oliver Stone arrive le 3 novembre, puis Mr. Holmes (où Ian McKellen incarne un Sherlock Holmes vieillissant) le 4, suivi de la comédie Ce que veulent les hommes (5 novembre), et des deux volets d’Independence Day ( Independence Day, Independence Day : Resurgence ) le 9 novembre. Enfin, le thriller norvégien The Tunnel débarque le 13 novembre sur Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video : voilà les nouveautés du mois de novembre !

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    Des sénateurs veulent interdire les vidéos lancées automatiquement au nom de l&#8217;écologie / Numerama · Friday, 9 October, 2020 - 12:57

Des sénateurs proposent des mesures pour interdire le lancement automatique des vidéos, au nom de l'environnement, dans le cadre d'un texte reprenant plusieurs pistes de la Convention citoyenne pour le climat. [Lire la suite]

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    Trailer: Disney’s Marvel’s 616 docu-series explores lesser-known Marvel stories / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 - 22:35

The Marvel's 616 trailer

Disney+ has a broad variety of content at this point—family shows, animated films, The Mandalorian , and so on. But there's a distinct, Disney-specific formula that has emerged for the streaming network's original series: documentaries talking up the cultural importance of Disney's own brands and the creative contributions of the filmmakers, artists, and so on behind those works.

That continues with a new series titled Marvel's 616 ; Disney just released a trailer for the show today.

616 will span eight episodes, each directed by a filmmaker of some prominence (some of them more widely known as actors, actually), and each focused on a different aspect of the world of Marvel comics and films and the fandom thereof. In some ways, it sounds a bit like the Marvel version of other self-promotional series like Disney Insider , Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian , One Day at Disney , and The Imagineering Story .

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