Video mash-ups and song parodies to be legalised (just as long as they are funny)

Video mash-ups and song parodies to be legalised (just as long as they are funny) Copyright law shake-up to make it easier to transfer files between devicesiPod and e-book users will not be criminalised if copy is for personal useRecord companies will not be able to block song parodies | UPDATED: 16:29 GMT, 21 December 2012 Film companies and record labels will not be able to force mash-ups and spoofs to be taken down from the internet under a major shake-up of copyright law. Ministers have vowed to legalise parodies after countless viral hits have disappeared from sites like YouTube because multi-national firms failed to see the funny side

Copying CDs to iPods to be made legal as Britain vows to block Europe"s "iTax" on all music gadgets

Copying CDs to iPods to be made legal as Britain vows to block Europe's 'iTax' on all music gadgetsCopyright law shake-up to make it easier to transfer files between devicesiPod and e-book users will not be criminalised if copy is for personal useRecord companies will not be able to block song parodies | UPDATED: 20:55 GMT, 20 December 2012 Music users who copy CDs to iPods and laptops will no longer be treated as criminals under a major shake-up of copyright laws. The government has also ruled out imposing an ‘iTax’ on all music storage devices, despite being levied across much of Europe. And record companies will no longer be able to block parodies of songs by their biggest artists, clearing the way for spoof videos to go viral

Forget Gangnam, this is "Aircraft Carrier Style": Hilarious new internet meme mimicks Chinese navy personnel

Forget Gangnam, this is 'Aircraft Carrier Style': Hilarious new internet meme mimicks Chinese navy personnel | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 2 December 2012 Still not sick of South Korean rapper Psy's year-defining Gangnam Style song Then feast your eyes on China's newest web meme: Aircraft Carrier Style. China's web-savvy citizens learned a new move last weekend after watching a news report about fighter jets landing and taking off from the country's first aircraft carrier. They particularly picked up on the funny pose of two aircraft carrier personnel, seen at the 2:37 mark in the video below, who were directing planes on board