Samsung Using DMCA To Remove Exploding Note 7 GTA Mod Videos

first_img Samsung is still dealing with the fallout from the recall and cancellation of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following repeated and widespread battery fires. It’s a PR nightmare to be sure, but Samsung doesn’t want you making fun of it. Some jokesters using a certain GTA V mod to poke fun at the Note 7 on YouTube have found their videos pulled in response to Samsung’s totally inappropriate use of the site’s DMCA tools.The Note 7 quickly gained a reputation for bursting into flames after its release due to faulty batteries. Game modder HitmanNiko took inspiration from this situation to make a mod for GTA V on the PC. In the Note 7 Bomb mod makes the Note 7 into a sticky bomb that players can use to blow things up. It’s pretty funny, unless you’re one of Samsung’s lawyers, apparently.Numerous YouTube videos featuring the mod have been taken down due to a DMCA complaint from Samsung (including one of the video in our original post on the mod). This system is in place for copyright holders to make sure their content is not used without authorization, and the process strongly favors the copyright holder. The video uploader can appeal, but in the meantime the video is unavailable.This seems like a totally inappropriate use of DMCA complaints on Samsung’s part. A simple depiction of the Note 7 isn’t infringement. The mod isn’t copying Samsung’s intellectual property — it’s no different than posting a photo of the Note 7 on the internet. Samsung is doing this because it’s embarrassed and wants to put the whole Note 7 mess behind it. Heavy handed DMCA tactics aren’t going to make that happen any faster, though. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Not DIY FriendlyGalaxy Note 7, Fan Edition ‘Same Phone’ with Different Batte… Stay on targetlast_img read more

SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Is Ready to Return to Earth

first_imgStay on target ESA Satellite Avoids Potential Collision With SpaceX Starlink CraftSpaceX’s Starhopper Aces Final Test Flight in Texas After successfully traveling to the International Space Station (ISS) last week, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule is ready to return home.On Thursday, the ISS crew closed the Crew Dragon’s hatch at 12:39 p.m. EST. Astronauts packed more than 300 pounds of gear on the capsule to send home and took a few pictures inside the capsule, which initially carried 400 pounds of gear up to the ISS when it arrived on March 3, reported.The @SpaceX #CrewDragon hatch closed at 12:39 p.m. EST! Next up is undocking from @Space_Station which will take place at approximately 2:30 a.m. EST March 8.— NASA Commercial Crew (@Commercial_Crew) March 7, 2019Tomorrow, the capsule is scheduled to undock from the ISS at 2:31 a.m. EST. The Crew Dragon’s departure from the ISS will be live-streamed on NASA Live, starting at 2 a.m. EST. The broadcast will resume at 7:30 a.m. EST for those that want to watch the capsule’s landing into the Atlantic Ocean near Florida.Need a recap of the @SpaceX #CrewDragon first flight test so far this week? Here’s a look at what has happened and a look inside the spacecraft itself. Dragon departs @Space_Station on March 8. More on this mission:— NASA (@NASA) March 7, 2019The Crew Dragon’s journey back to Earth could be the hardest part of the Demo-1 Mission. If everything goes according to plan, the capsule will engage its parachutes and float to touch down on the Atlantic Ocean, where a ship will obtain it and return it to the mainland. The test flight, which was designed to prove that the Crew Dragon was safe enough to transport astronauts, will have to master a smooth descent on Friday morning.Coming up: @SpaceX #CrewDragon hatch closing ahead of departure from the @Space_Station begins on NASA TV at 12:15 p.m. EST. The hatch will close at approximately 12:25 p.m. EST. Watch it live:— NASA Commercial Crew (@Commercial_Crew) March 7, 2019After this test flight and landing, the Crew Dragon will have to undergo an emergency abort system test, which is expected to take place in June, CNN reported. Following that, its first crewed mission, which will bring Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the ISS, is scheduled for July, according to NASA’s Launch Schedule online.The Crew Dragon capsule’s homecoming can be live-streamed on NASA Live and for more updates on the Demo-1 Mission, visit SpaceX’s website.More on’s Cute ‘Zero-G Indicator’ Sells Out After Space Debut SpaceX Crew Dragon Successfully Docks to Space Station SpaceX, NASA Launch Crew Dragon on Crucial Test Flight to Space Stationlast_img read more