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The Walking Dead Is On Netflix With Multi-Year Exclusive Streaming Agreement

The Walking Dead Is On Netflix With Multi Year Exclusive Streaming Agreement

Netflix and AMC must get along pretty well. They keep making content licensing deals that are helping both brands. And we're not talking about the lesser-known AMC shows like The Killing, or the now-canceled Rubicon. We're talking about the cream of the crop. In just …

Netflix Hopes To Quell The Crowds With New Content Licensing Deals

Netflix Hopes To Quell The Crowds With New Content Licensing Deals

Netflix's public apology, and ensuring announcement that the DVD service would be split off into its own service, called Quickster, have been met with a public reaction the company should be getting used to: disappointment, frustration, and scorn. But in the following days, the company …

Google Makes Huge Bid For Hulu – Asking For More Than Hulu Is Offering

Google Makes Huge Bid For Hulu   Asking For More Than Hulu Is Offering

According to All Things Digital, Hulu is still pondering and discussing the various bids placed by interested new owners. These companies include Yahoo!, Amazon, DirecTV, and Google. But it seems Google is playing by its own set of auction rules, offering a much higher number …

Netflix Launches Streaming Service To Latin America, Mexico, & The Caribbean

Netflix Launches Streaming Service To Latin America, Mexico, & The Caribbean

The push toward international customers in streaming online video continues. Last week we saw YouTube roll out its Movies service for streaming film rentals to Canada, and Hulu extended its service into Japan. And now Netflix is officially open for business in Mexico, Latin America, …

Bids For Hulu Expected Tomorrow From Google, Amazon, Yahoo, & DirecTV

Bids For Hulu Expected Tomorrow From Google, Amazon, Yahoo, & DirecTV

Hulu is still for sale, and as of yet, has not been purchased by anyone. You might remember that those companies interested in acquiring Hulu were reportedly expected to turn their bids in on Wednesday of this week. However, according to the Hollywood reporter, those …

MP3Tunes Ruling Also Opens Door For Online Video Storage Services?

MP3Tunes Ruling Also Opens Door For Online Video Storage Services?

A judge has ruled that MP3tunes was not in violation of copyright law, as they were not responsible for the uploading of the files that users were listening to and therefore not responsible for any pirated music that might have been uploaded. To me, this …

7 Tips for Using Copyrighted Music in Professional Videos & Slideshows

7 Tips for Using Copyrighted Music in Professional Videos & Slideshows

This legal video question comes form Malia Leinau Meyers of Malia Professional Photography, out of Kailua, Hawaii, concerning the use of copyrighted music in her video montages of photography work. Attorney Gordon P. Firemark explains what you need to know about copyright infringement, getting proper …

A Pledge For Online Video Responsibility – A Video Code Of Ethics

A Pledge For Online Video Responsibility   A Video Code Of Ethics

The time is now to counter the troubling proliferation of socially irresponsible video online, and that starts with each of us. That's why I've put together what I believe is the first-ever, "Pledge for Online Video Responsibility," which I hope can help both online video …

Apple Caves to Competition or Consumer Pressure? Allows Apple TV Over Internet

Apple Caves to Competition or Consumer Pressure? Allows Apple TV Over Internet

Here's an interesting twist in the Apple TV lifetime story. Monday saw a system software update that began to allow Apple TV owners to stream iTunes TV content over the Internet, effectively lifting the Airplay only restriction that had been in place. What motivated this …

YouTube Creative Commons Licensing for Remixes? I’ll Pass

YouTube Creative Commons Licensing for Remixes? Ill Pass

Yesterday YouTube added the option for users to select between two licenses for their videos: YouTube's standard license, which basically lets you retain ownership of your video while granting YouTube permission to host and share it; or a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY), which allows …

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