Category Business models
It’s fairly well established by now — thanks to court decisions like Viacom v. YouTube and UMG v. Veoh — that online service operators have no legal duty to proactively police their services for potential copyright infringement. But that doesn’t mean that some services don’t do it anyway. The biggest example is Google’s Content ID system for YouTube, […]
In my latest piece in Forbes, I examine the idea of “cord cutting” in light of recent announcements from Viacom, Time Warner, and DISH Network of over-the-top (OTT) streaming video services that enable people in the US to watch pay TV channels without a pay TV subscription. Cord cutting means cancelling one’s subscription to cable […]
Apple needs to throw the on-demand music market into disarray in order to become a serious player in it.
Copyright and Technology London 2014 takes place next Wednesday; Amazon and Apple announce family accounts for sharing content and apps; Garth Brooks launches his own competitor to iTunes and Amazon.
Disney Movies Anywhere brings competition to the video rights locker market.
Media industry people are beginning to realize just how disruptive resale of digital content can be.
A year ago, we predicted that total membership of music subscription services would reach 50 million worldwide with 20-30% paid subscribership. How did we do?