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Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. The term can include acts committed on land, in the air, or in other major bodies of water or on a shore. It does not normally include crimes committed against persons traveling on the same vessel as the perpetrator (e.g. one passenger stealing from others on the same vessel). The term has been used throughout history to refer to raids across land borders by non-state agents.
Piracy is the name of a specific crime under ...

YouTube More Of a Threat To Music Publishers Revenue Than Thought

YouTube More Of a Threat To Music Publishers Revenue Than Thought

The music industry has often cited piracy and illegal downloading as the main reason for the decline in revenues over the past decade, A recent report on the effect of sales of Warner Brother's artists during a YouTube blackout, suggests that YouTube may have played a more significant role in loss of earnings than previously thought.

Surprise! China Has Largest Number of Online Video Viewers in the World

Surprise! China Has Largest Number of Online Video Viewers in the World

China's online population is over 600 million people, and the online video viewing population is more than all of America at 450 million. That's expected to grow to 700 million in the next few years. Check out the info on the world's largest online video viewing audience, China.

The Piracy Police Get Caught With Their Pants Down

The Piracy Police Get Caught With Their Pants Down

The RIAA and MPAA have been complaining about piracy of music and movies for years. They've sued individual users for exorbitant amounts of money and were a huge part of the driving force of SOPA & PIPA (some would say they were the only driving ...

SOPA And PIPA Get A Beat-Down: An Online Video Series

SOPA And PIPA Get A Beat Down: An Online Video Series

Today the main sponsor of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill announced it is being shelved. The bill had triggered fierce nationwide protests, website blackouts, and the pullback of Congressional support. Here's a video series just from the past couple days of some of ...

Blip.TV Founder Says SOPA And PIPA Threaten All Online Video Platforms

Blip.TV Founder Says SOPA And PIPA Threaten All Online Video Platforms

I interviewed the founder of the Blip.TV, Charles Hope, who shares his thoughts about why The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is extremely bad for online video platforms and their users, and explains what's really needed is not new laws, but better business innovation.

SOPA And PIPA May Cripple The Web Video Ecosystem, Unless We Fight It

SOPA And PIPA May Cripple The Web Video Ecosystem, Unless We Fight It

I interview entertainment and new media attorney Gordon Firemark for a guide on two controversial bills in Congress and the top online video crisis of 2012 – the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which are threating to censor our ...

2012 Online Video Forecast - All About Connecting And Connections

2012 Online Video Forecast   All About Connecting And Connections

Since 2011 is over and we're rapidly hurtling toward the end of the world, or at least, the end of the Mayan calender, I asked everyone what they thought 2012 would have in store for online video. As I said in my online video advertising ...

Warner Bros Extends New Release Window, Makes Consumers Buy Or Wait Two Months

Warner Bros Extends New Release Window, Makes Consumers Buy Or Wait Two Months

What the hell?! Warner Bros. just revamped deals with Redbox, Blockbuster and Netflix effectively doubling the wait time for them to get new releases. What it really means is, they're making you wait longer and trying to force you to buy discs earlier, it sounds ...

Louis CK Tries Online Video Experiment With $5 Downloadable Comedy Show

Louis CK Tries Online Video Experiment With $5 Downloadable Comedy Show

Louis C.K. is widely recognized as one of the best stand-up comics working today.  A former writer for The Late Show With David Letterman, The Dana Carvey Show, The Chris Rock Show, and Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Louis C.K.'s stand-up really took off in ...

Web Video Strategies for Startups & New Media Companies

Web Video Strategies for Startups & New Media Companies

Video and rich media are fast becoming (and I would argue already are) a fundamental part of any online strategy for both startups and established New Media companies. That's the central theme of our upcoming FREE webinar, titled "Jumpstarting Online Video for Startups & New Media Companies," this ...

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