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Voddler's Disruptive Approach to Rights

Swedish-based VOD platform's ViewShare lets users share content from other download services. But is it legal? Voddler says "everything is in development."
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2013

Commentary—Ad Revenue, Distance Learning, and Piracy: Three White Elephants Waiting to be Shot Down

For too long, the viability of ad revenue-supported content, distance learning, and piracy prevention has gone unquestioned. That's because, once you dig a little deeper, you find that none of them work the way they're supposed to.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Apr 2012

Media Security Company Irdeto Buys BayTSP, Adds Anti-Piracy

Irdeto's ActiveCloak for Media platform gains piracy search and protection features with acquisition.
Featured News, Posted 24 Oct 2011

YouTube: A Peek Inside

YouTube's European engineering director Oliver Heckmann will keynote Streaming Media Europe in London in October, and he offered us a preview of his behind-the-scenes talk
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Oct 2011

MyVideoRights Gains Funding, Changes Name to Base79

New funding and a new name will help drive the company's international growth.
Featured News, Posted 15 Sep 2011

BT Ordered to Block Access to Piracy Search Engine

Newzbin2 is being shuttered, like the first Newzbin before it, but for different reasons.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Jul 2011

Italy's AGCOM Moves to Regulate YouTube, Other Video Sites

"YouTube is like a TV" statement may bode ill for user-generated content sites that operate in Italy
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Jan 2011

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
Featured 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

Hitchhiker's Guide to Streaming Media: Service Level Agreements

Before you sign a service level agreement (SLA), be sure to read the fine print and understand the implications of the availability and support levels promised.
Tues., Nov.18, by Dom Robinson
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Nov 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

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

11 Steps to Building a Successful Global Content Business Utilizing Streaming

While every organization is different, these guiding principles can help prepare for potential growth and scaling of a content business.
Tues. May 2, by Tejpaul Bhatia
Featured Articles, Posted 02 May 2006

Burst.com Files Suit Against Apple

More than a year after settling with Microsoft, it's déjà vu all over again as the two companies battle it out in court over Burst's video and audio delivery patents.
Wed. April 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Apr 2006
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