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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 …

New Promotional Tool, Chill, Is Pintrest For Videos – The Reel Web Episode 23

New Promotional Tool, Chill, Is Pintrest For Videos   The Reel Web Episode 23

This week on the Reel Web we cover a lot of new stories surrounding SOPA, PIPA, and especially Vimeo's stance on them. We also talk about the importance of having original content and why Hulu, Netflix, and others are pushing so hard to feature original content …

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 …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons – GoPro Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons   GoPro Edition

We're getting closer and closer to the 2012 Super Bowl, which means we're about to hit a huge surge of creative (and expensive) Super Bowl ads making their way online to compete for viewers. Heck some brands will go the Old Spice route, skip the …

Vimeo Fights SOPA, Supports OPEN Act To Curtail Online Video Piracy

Vimeo Fights SOPA, Supports OPEN Act To Curtail Online Video Piracy

I interviewed Senior Counsel for Vimeo, Michael Cheah, who shares his thoughts about why The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Vimeo is running messages on January 18th (today) highlighting the issue and will invite users to tell Congress to reject SOPA. 

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 …

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 …

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