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Why Are the Big Studios Afraid of Little Ivi?

Does the Copyright Act support online re-transmission of broadcast material? Much is riding on the answer.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Sep 2010

Comcast Actions Attract Justice Department Inquiry

Could the company lock up distribution of NBC content? And how would that impact the industry?
Online Video News, Posted 30 Aug 2010

Video.edu: UCLA Starts Streaming Again, OpenCourseWare Consortium Raises $350,000

Citing the TEACH Act and fair use, UCLA asserts that streaming copyrighted content is a legit educational use, while the OpenCourseWare Consortium gets a boost from universities across the globe
Online Video News, Posted 10 Mar 2010

Courtroom Streaming Attracts Supreme Attention

Supreme Court argument leads to ban on streaming in a case challenging California's gay marriage ban, but for how long?
Tues., Jan. 12, by Tim Siglin
Online Video News, Posted 12 Jan 2010

Turner Sports and NBA Digital: Streaming A Different Kind of Training

NBA.com is streaming live video of training camps from the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Washington Wizards.
Wed., Sept. 30, by Tim Siglin
Online Video News, Posted 30 Sep 2009

Veoh Gets a Major Win in Court, and YouTube is Cheering

A Federal Court in California decided yesterday in Veoh's favor in a copyright infringement case brought against them by Universal. The decision could have far-reaching implications for user-generated content and other Web 2.0 sites.
Tues., Sept. 15, by Troy Dreier
Online Video News, Posted 15 Sep 2009

Video Culture: The Potential Reshaping Of The Online Video Landscape

Content owners, content distribution networks, and real business opportunities are all part of the discussion at the Open Video Conference in New York
Fri., June 19, by Tim Siglin
Online Video News, Posted 19 Jun 2009

Closed Captioning for Online Video

As online video grows, many publishers are finding the need to provide the same kind of captioning as broadcast TV. Here's a look at some of the issues and technological solutions in the closed captioning arena.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Mar 2009

Is the RIAA’s “Making Available” Argument Still Valid?

A recent case brought aby a Recording Industry Association of America music label against a file sharer has been settled, but at significantly less per song than a similar case.
Tues., Aug. 19, by Tim Siglin

Featured Articles, Posted 19 Aug 2008

Apple Settles Burst Lawsuit

$10 million settlement gives Burst second major out-of-court patent defense win in as many years.
Tues., Nov. 27, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Nov 2007

BitTorrent's Gone Legit, But Still Faces Obstacles

As we lead up to one of Streaming Media West 2007's most anticipated keynotes—by BitTorrent President Ashwin Navin—we take a look at the company that's been both an innovator and a lightning rod for controversy.
Fri., Nov. 2, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Nov 2007

Digital Media Patents for Profit

Acacia's not the only company aggressively pursuing these hot patents as potential revenue generators, and target companies need a sound response strategy should Acacia or any other firm come looking for licensing fees.
Thurs., June 7, by Dan Rayburn, Rebecca Kirk, and Almudena Arcelus
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jun 2007

Burst Gains Ground for its Patent Validity in Court Battle with Apple

With the lawsuits filed against Burst.com now through the Markman phase, it appears likely that Apple's best bet will be to settle with the smaller company.
Mon., May 14, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 14 May 2007

Bill Offers Possible Reprieve for Indie Internet Radio

From Capitol Hill to the hip-hop blogosphere, unlikely allies are coming together to push back against Copyright Royalty Board's modified royalty rate.
Mon., May 7, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 07 May 2007

Head of MPAA Calls for DRM That Allows for "Managed Copying"

MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman told an industry gathering that the industry "wholeheartedly" supports legitimate copying. Meanwhile, On2 adds DRM to its Flash codec while Amazon plans to offer DRM-free downloads.
Wed., April 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Apr 2007

Commentary--Viacom vs. GooTube: Napster All Over Again?

Viacom's lawsuit against Google and YouTube is no surprise. What is a surprise, though, is that those in the entertainment industry still don't seem to understand that content sharing helps them more than hurts them.
Mon., Mar. 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Mar 2007

Digital Rights Management Takes Center Stage

From the unexpected—Steve Jobs coming out in favor of unprotected music—to the absurd—a man sued by the RIAA for downloading a paltry five songs—recent events highlight the fundamental problems with DRM.
Wed., Feb. 7, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Feb 2007

Commentary: YouTube to Share Revenues—But With Whom?

YouTube's announcement that it will begin some sort of revenue-sharing program opens a Pandora’s Box of legal, ethical, and business questions.
Tues., Jan. 30, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Jan 2007

The Week In Streaming: MIDEM, MySpace, and More

Announcements from MySpace, Merlin, France Telcom, and a Chinese search engine point towards the future of digital media online.
Wed., Jan. 24, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Jan 2007

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