piracy Articles

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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My Video Rights Helps Web Video Content Owners Monetize Unauthorized Usage

My Video Rights Helps Web Video Content Owners Monetize Unauthorized Usage

There may be a new copyright sheriff in town, but this sheriff won't be locking anyone up. MyVideoRights.com is an online video advertising service that monitors unauthorized usage of copyrighted materials in web video. Instead of shutting down the illegal clips, the company then works …

An Unsolicited Advertising Suggestion for YouTube

An Unsolicited Advertising Suggestion for YouTube

YouTube, like their parent company, has some pretty slick programming applications. The most impressive, in my opinion, is Content ID. Content ID monitors uploaded video and alerts copyright holders whenever copyrighted video content is used illegally – automatically. At that point, the copyright holder can …

Disney Set for Premium Movies With Video-on-Demand

Disney Set for Premium Movies With Video on Demand

Some time back I talked about Disney's upcoming movie site. Now according to the latest investor conference, they're planning on taking it a step further and are ready to roll on widespread testing. The original site looked like it was aimed at giving you cloud-based …

Video Pirates Are Cheap, Stubborn, & Completely Unreasonable

Video Pirates Are Cheap, Stubborn, & Completely Unreasonable

A new study from PricewaterhouseCoopers is painting a dreary picture for television production companies and Hollywood movie studios. It seems that piracy is still a far more attractive option than even the best premium video on-demand services. Even the most aggressive plans the studios have …

Hollywood Goes Ultraviolet With New Video Content Delivery Technology – CES 2011

Hollywood Goes Ultraviolet With New Video Content Delivery Technology   CES 2011

While there have been some rumblings about Ultraviolet in recent months, it only just now got it's official kick-off announcement at the CES 2011 show.  Ultraviolet is a digital video content storage and distribution solution that will allow consumers to store digital movies and television …

Google Buys Another Video Company, Widevine Creeps into Portfolio

Google Buys Another Video Company, Widevine Creeps into Portfolio

Google's year-long shopping spree continues as it scoops up video technology company Widevine. This company is a digital media management platform with DRM, video optimization and other services that help to protect online digital content. Could this be the beginning of a new, more premium-content …

Kantar Videolytics – Track, Syndicate, Optimize – An In-depth Review

Kantar Videolytics   Track, Syndicate, Optimize   An In depth Review

Kantar Videolytics recently trotted out a long list of premier partners which included some of the major players in online video (Brightcove, Brightroll, Adap.tv, LiveRail, Tremor, ScanScout, you get the picture) for their new Videolytics (video analytics) offering. So what better reason to get on …

90% of TV Shows Were Freely Available Online Last Season

According to recent research by Clicker, that's the fact of the matter. 90% of 2009-2010 broadcast TV was on Internet. It makes me wonder what the other 10% was and if they include places like PBS and C-SPAN.

Is YouTube’s Content ID Gaining Momentum As A Distribution Network?

I wrote last summer about the JK Wedding Dance video, and how it ultimately proved to be a huge positive example of the Content ID system making a company some money.  Without permission, the couple had used Chris Brown's song "Forever" as their dance music …

Livestream Says NO To Piracy, Points Fingers At Competitors

Livestream recently let loose a seriously long-winded open letter to content and event owners seeking to find a streaming partner. In it they included a 'zero tolerance' statement about piracy and a lot of finger pointing at other major live streaming sites.

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