We'll cut to the chase first: both EFF staff attorney Fred von Lohmann and copyright attorney (currently working as production attorney for NBC Universal) Ben Sheffner agree that there are virtually no ramifications for you, as the karaoke fiend, if you're creating derivative works for your own private use. Stripping out the vocal track and overlaying written lyrics on top of an instrumental theme is almost no different than creating remixes to play for your friends when they come over for a party. "The law is almost beside the point here," Sheffner said. "The copyright owners have never been and are still not very interested in what people do with music they've bought at home." … [Read more...] about Making your own karaoke CDs: is it legal?
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If you need to shoot in 4K, then the Canon EOS M50 is best avoided due to mandatory 1.6x crop when shooting in this mode. But if you're making the switch from a smartphone and don't mind shooting in 1080p, then it's an excellent choice at current prices. Equipped with a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, the M50 was Canon’s first camera to ship with the DIGIC 8 processor – and it was the first mirrorless camera that could shoot 4K footage at up to 24fps. The downside is that crop in 4K, which means you’ll have a narrow field of view even when you’re filming at a wide focal length – tricky if you’re recording with an outstretched arm. You don’t get any of the specialized video profiles found on more expensive models, either, but the point of the M50 is that it’s compact and accessible. With a microphone input, vari-angle touchscreen and range of connectivity options in the mix, the M50 is still a stellar starter cam for budding vloggers. … [Read more...] about Best cameras for vlogging 2020: 11 great choices for video creators
The key revocation addresses a serious vulnerability affecting Rust's package system due to two factors. First, Rust developers learned that the PostgreSQL random function it used to generate API keys or tokens for crates.io was not a "cryptographically secure" random-number generator. … [Read more...] about Rust programming language: Crates package API tokens revoked over serious security flaw
Digital transformation 3 ways SMBs use machine learning to power digital transformation Overnight digital transformation: Welcome to the year 2025, 60 months early Digital transformation: Legacy technology, lack of skills, and funding are holding back NHS plans After the remote working rush, here comes the CIO's next challenge What is digital transformation? Everything you need to know Digital transformation: It's time to invent the future we want (TechRepublic) … [Read more...] about ‘There’s no way back after this’: Inside the unexpected tech revolution at the NHS
Samsung's camera processing still goes overboard in a lot of scenarios, and it can be downright frustrating. At times it feels as though it's deathly afraid of leaving parts of a scene over- or under-exposed — even if that's how you want it to look — and it'll do whatever over-the-top amount of HDR processing necessary in order to "equalize" everything. The result is blown-out shadows or crushed highlights, along with incredible amounts of "haloing" around objects against bright skies. So often, all I want the camera to do is just capture a scene, not try to tweak and massage it to within an inch of its life. … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review, 5 months on: Large and still in charge