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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.
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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 …

Cable TV Companies Losing Customers To Hulu? The Reel Web #2

Cable TV Companies Losing Customers To Hulu? The Reel Web #2

This week's episode of The Reel Web is posted! I covered some of last week's news and highlights from the online video world, as well as a tip for those of you who create online videos to know how to best use the first 15 …

Cable Companies Lose Customers To Online Video, But Cord Cutting Still A Long Way Off

Cable Companies Lose Customers To Online Video, But Cord Cutting Still A Long Way Off

Some reports say cord-cutting is a myth. Having recently moved into a place and assessed my options, I would agree, because the pay TV companies are keeping consumers hostage thanks to licenses with major sports leagues and premium channels like HBO. For example, the only …

Hulu’s Original Web Series, A Day In The Life, Gets Even Better With 2nd Episode

Hulus Original Web Series, A Day In The Life, Gets Even Better With 2nd Episode

The second episode of Morgan Spurlock's documentary web series A Day in the Life takes a look at stand-up comedian Russell Peters. In the United States, Peters isn't too well-known, but in his native Canada, the UK, and Australia, he has set box office records. …

Fox’s 8-Day Window For Online Episodes Drastically Increases Piracy

Foxs 8 Day Window For Online Episodes Drastically Increases Piracy

You might remember that Fox just recently did away with next-day access on episodes of their shows streaming online. That move went into effect about a week ago, and already appears to have nearly doubled the piracy rate of Fox television shows. I'm guessing that …

PlayLater Service, DVR For Online Video, Will Surely Be Sued

PlayLater Service, DVR For Online Video, Will Surely Be Sued

This morning I read this interesting report from Video Nuze about a new online video DVR service called PlayLater. PlayLater, from the makers of PlayOn (which lets you stream video from your computer to your TV or mobile device), will let you record your favorite …

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 …

New DLNA Guideline Could Mean Premium Content On All Connected Devices

New DLNA Guideline Could Mean Premium Content On All Connected Devices

DLNA, The Digital Living Network Alliance, is all about getting your content from where it's stored to where you want to watch it. Now, they've teamed up with satellite, cable and telecommunications service providers on the Interoperability Guidelines to leverage DTCP-IP Protected Streaming to make …

Is YouTube’s Piracy Problem Holding Up Movie Rental Deals With Studios?

Is YouTubes Piracy Problem Holding Up Movie Rental Deals With Studios?

The latest rumors coming out of The Wrap suggest that YouTube's new movie rental service (one of the worst-kept secrets of the web) is being held up by two or three Hollywood studios that have yet to ink a deal with the video giant. The …

Video On Demand Throw Down: DiSH vs. DirecTV vs. Netflix

Video On Demand Throw Down: DiSH vs. DirecTV vs. Netflix

Netflix just got poked recently by Michael Pachter at Wedbush Securities who said that investors should be wary as the company's costs will continue to climb, but he's failed to grasp their plan I think. DiSH just hooked a really big, 1,800-title fish and DirecTV …

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