How copyright enforcement robots killed the Hugo Awards

Posted by BernardSwiss on Sep 6, 2012 2:05 PM EDT
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Last night, robots shut down the live broadcast of one of science fiction's most prestigious award ceremonies. No, you're not reading a science fiction story. In the middle of the annual Hugo Awards event at Worldcon, which thousands of people tuned into via video streaming service Ustream, the feed cut off — just as Neil Gaiman was giving an acceptance speech for his Doctor Who script, "The Doctor's Wife." Where Gaiman's face had been were the words, "Worldcon banned due to copyright infringement."

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Accurate robots? jezuch 3 449 Sep 7, 2012 11:42 AM

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