As Brexit Looms, UK Creative and Media Tech Industries at Risk
The UK's position as the leading international hub for global media groups is under threat as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit grows
Take Back Control of Content Rights with Forensic Watermarking
Forensic watermarking allows rights holders to ID pirates within 15 seconds of the content appearing on an illicit site or platform
Making the Case for Government-Mandated Online Video Standards
Will there ever be one ring to rule them all? it's time for the online video industry to take a page from TV and create interoperable standards.
Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Exposes Video Piracy Problems
Live streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope got bad press for allowing the fight to be pirated, but the real culprits have been around for far longer.
Europe's Digital Single Market: Goldmine or Minefield?
The European Commission wants to introduce rules that will result in all European citizens being able to buy online content and services from any country. But do the proposals add up?
Net Neutrality Is Misguided, Because the Internet Doesn't Exist
While it's fashionable to announce oneself as being for Net Neutrality, our columnist argues that the idea is built on a fallacy.
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."
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.
BT Ordered to Block Access to Piracy Search Engine
Newzbin2 is being shuttered, like the first Newzbin before it, but for different reasons.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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