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 […]
Will there be an equivalent to Google’s Content ID for live streams?
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 […]
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.
Earlybird registration price valid through August 8. Also, an unexpected development in the Aereo litigation after a Supreme Court setback.
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 Movies Anywhere brings competition to the video rights locker market.
From Hollywood, a best-practice wish list instead of a technology licensing authority.
Internet service providers that have Hollywood studios as corporate siblings behave differently, regarding copyright issues, from those that don’t.
A call for dialog with technology vendors about protecting the next generation of Hollywood content.