Category Video

PTO Weighs In on Digital First Sale

A little-known fact about the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is that it advises the executive branch of government (the president and his administration) on copyright issues — just as the US Copyright Office advises Congress on copyright.  Although the Copyright Office’s efforts over the past couple of years to overhaul the country’s copyright […]

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Exposes Live Event Streaming Piracy Challenges

Will there be an equivalent to Google’s Content ID for live streams?

Forbes: The Myth of Cord Cutting

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 […]

Ghosts in the UltraViolet Machine

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.

Copyright and Technology London 2014: Registration Open; Panel Change

Earlybird registration price valid through August 8. Also, an unexpected development in the Aereo litigation after a Supreme Court setback.

Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision Clouds the Future

Justice Breyer’s opinion gives broadcast networks a short term victory, but it doesn’t help them in the long term as technology continues to evolve.

Disney and Apple’s UV FUD

Disney Movies Anywhere brings competition to the video rights locker market.

MovieLabs Releases Best Practices for Video Content Protection

From Hollywood, a best-practice wish list instead of a technology licensing authority.

Comcast Adds Carrots to Sticks

Internet service providers that have Hollywood studios as corporate siblings behave differently, regarding copyright issues, from those that don’t.

Content Protection for 4k Video

A call for dialog with technology vendors about protecting the next generation of Hollywood content.