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Plassey Panorama Brings Limerick University Campus to Life

July 16, 2007

Plassey Panorama

Brendan Bolger and I have been keeping in touch for about a year and a half, sharing our interest in podcasting and social media in general. When I met him last week at Limerick OpenCoffee he told me about one of his latest projects, a Google Map of the University Campus in Limerick, with embedded YouTube videos displaying panoramas at different locations.

Every year, thousands of students go to College for the first time. I remember repeatedly getting lost in Galway (never an unpleasant experience!) during my first few days at Coláiste na hOllscoile. What a useful idea!

By the way, Brendan takes part in the next episode of Digiculture, due out later today.

Update: Some other maps by Brendan at Hidden Limerick and King’s German Legion in Ireland.

Kiosk at People's Park

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YouTube Copyright Crackdown on Irish Language TV Programmes

March 28, 2007

Yesterday I received a “DMCA notice” from YouTube informing me that a video I had posted of a TG4 news report on the launch of my radio series, An Líonra Sóisialta, had been removed by them, at the request of a company called Servecast Ltd, who alleged copyright infringement.

A quick search of YouTube (Gaeilge+TG4) reveals that several more videos of TG4 programmes which had been posted by other users have similarly been deleted.

It would appear that Servecast have a deal with TG4 for the online rights to their programmes – or else they are agents acting on TG4’s behalf.  Whois records indicate that Servecast operate the tg4.tv domain used for TG4’s Web TV.

This follows a recent similar action by the American entertainment company Viacom to defend its intellectual property on the video-sharing site.

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