YouTomb is a research project of MIT Free Culture. The purpose of the project is to investigate what kind of videos are subject to takedown notices due to allegations of copyright infringement with particular emphasis on those for which the takedown may be mistaken. Although the initial focus is on videos hosted by YouTube, it is planned to extend it to other video collections. Continue reading

ROFLcon – MIT – Apr 25-26

ROFLcon ROFLcon, which takes place today and tomorrow, is a conference dedicated to Internet popular culture. Viral memes, from lolcats to rickrolling, will be exhaustively, if not mirthlessly, explored. A video feed and a twitter stream will be available. A *mystery event* is scheduled for 3pm Saturday.
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