X7 Esports made history on the weekend when they became the first esports organisation from the Isle of Man to reach the EU Masters, but their celebrations were marred somewhat on social media. Fans of French LFL organisation Karmine Corp argued an image posted on Twitter by X7 members and other teams was ‘stolen’ from Karmine and adapted without their permission.
Debate and confusion ensued, and we thought it’d be useful for organisations and the LoL esports community to understand the legalities around image copyright to prevent such ire in the future.
U.S. Senators Thom Tillis and Patrick Leahy have introduced the SMART Copyright Act of 2022. The bill requires online hosting services to implement standard technical protection measures, designated by the Copyright Office. Rightsholders see the proposal as a great step forward to protect creators, while opponents classify it as a filtering tool that will censor free speech.
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Microsoft lets you run Windows 11 on unsupported hardware, but if you do, be prepared to be reminded about it. A recent Windows Insider preview marked as a release candidate adds a watermark to the desktop, warning you that you're using unsupported hardware along with a matching note in the main window of the Settings app, as spotted by Windows Latest.
This latest move continues to apply pressure to upgrade to newer PCs with more modern security features, which is clearly a goal for Microsoft. If your Windows 11 PC isn't up to official snuff, you'll see a watermark in the lower-right corner of your screen stating “System requirements not met. Go to settings to learn more.” It's similar (though less in-your-face) to the watermark you'll see when you're running Windows without properly activating it first.
In the past, running unactivated versions of Windows resulted in feature restrictions such as being unable to personalize your system or wallpaper. Microsoft doesn't appear to be introducing similarly heavy-handed measures alongside this Windows 11 watermark—a good thing, as users who took advantage of Microsoft's workaround to get the new OS on old hardware still paid for their copy of Windows.
Bottom line? The new watermark might annoy you, but it's nothing to fear…yet. That said, if you're running Windows 11 on unsupported hardware, you're doing so at your own risk and everything may break eventually. Rather than rolling the dice, consider sticking with Windows 10 for now instead. It still works great with support planned through 2025 and you shouldn't upgrade to Windows 11 yet anyway.
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