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Anti-Piracy Bill to Make Streaming Pirated Video a Felony

Anti Piracy Bill to Make Streaming Pirated Video a Felony

The government is continuing its fight against online piracy, this time attempting to clarify a law to include specific mentions of video streaming. Currently, it's a felony to download pirated content, or to reproduce it... or sell it. But there's no specific language regarding video ...

Online Video Shows Why DCMA & Copyright Law Are Overdue For Reform

Online Video Shows Why DCMA & Copyright Law Are Overdue For Reform

Should the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, which has been the basis for rulings around copyright infringement with online video and all other Internet content, have a 2011 makeover? I interviewed New York intellectual property attorney Robert W. Clarida about some of the problems ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons - Gadgets, Attacks, & Bloopers

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Gadgets, Attacks, & Bloopers

It was another big week for viral videos. You probably heard about the Facebook Arm Tattoo video (which was a hoax), or the video of the soldiers who were charged for extra bags by Delta... or maybe you caught one of the dozens of great ...

Crowdsourced Video Is On The Rise: Interview With Stroome

Crowdsourced Video Is On The Rise: Interview With Stroome

I only found out about Stroome last week--and promptly wrote up an article about their approach to collaborative video editing and creation. Imagine my surprise when co-founder, Tom Grasty, reached out to let me know they were launching a new-and-improved version of the service this ...

College Bans YouTube Education Seminar: Evan Emory Fallout in Muskegon County

College Bans YouTube Education Seminar: Evan Emory Fallout in Muskegon County

Muskegon Community College appear to have put a lockdown on all campus events with any relation to their former student, Evan Emory, who today started his 60-day jail sentence for posting a video on YouTube. My efforts along with local residents to schedule an educational ...

Netflix Tweaks Canadian Streams, Saves 70% Bandwidth to Fight Greedy BCE

Netflix Tweaks Canadian Streams, Saves 70% Bandwidth to Fight Greedy BCE

Canada, the land of metered and capped Internet bandwidth (BOO!) and social healthcare (YEA!) and...I have to say it Luke, back bacon (Yea!). But back bacon aside, the important thing is that Netflix has taken a hard look at the service they're offering in the ...

AT&T DSL, U-Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T DSL, U Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T has announced that they will begin capping the bandwidth on DSL and U-Verse accounts starting in May. The limits will be 150GB (landline DSL) and 250GB (U-Verse), per month. Considering they claim download speeds of up to 24Mbps that's a reduction in bandwidth of ...

Closed Captions Help RAMP Up Video SEO & User Engagement

Closed Captions Help RAMP Up Video SEO & User Engagement

If you've been reading ReelSEO for some time, you'll know that closed captioning for web video can be a powerful way to increase reach and an excellent way to help search engines more easily understand, and rank your web video assets.  Not only that, but ...

Brightcove Sees Opportunity In Powering Government Video

Brightcove Sees Opportunity In Powering Government Video

Brightcove already provides one of the most robust and scalable video platforms in the world to big brand customers like Showtime, Reebok, or the Discovery Channel. While some brands prefer to use free services like YouTube, there is a growing market for the kind of ...

Comcast Gets into Video Streaming Apps, Flaunts FCC Restrictions?

Comcast Gets into Video Streaming Apps, Flaunts FCC Restrictions?

Yes, it was inevitable, another giant of broadcasting has created another app and tossed it into the ring to vie for online video viewer attention further diluting the market, further splitting our attention and further cluttering your iOS device home screens. I smell a conspiracy ...

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