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Avatar Blu-Ray Customers Not Enjoying Their DRM-Crippled Discs

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The film studios apparently should have spent as much time making sure their DVD new release DRM actually works with popular Blu-Ray players as they did on their new 28 day new release delay scheme. Avatar, which of course Netflix and Redbox users now won't be able to rent for...
Avatar Blu-Ray Customers Not Enjoying Their DRM-Crippled Discs

20th Century Fox taps Civolution’s media intelligence to monitor global broadcasts

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Twentieth Century Fox has announced that it’s to start using Civolution‘s media-monitoring technology to monitor the broadcast of its video content around the globe. Civolution’s technology helps companies monitor, manage and, subsequently, monetize their media content, through its Teletrax service. Twentieth Century Fox, a subsidiary of News Corporation, is one...
20th Century Fox taps Civolution’s media intelligence to monitor global broadcasts

MPAA studios attempting to get US gov't to shutter Hotfile

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Perhaps emboldened by the US government domain seizure of Megaupload, a cadre of film studios have argued in court for the shutdown of Hotfile, another file-sharing business that makes money from advertising and fees and is regularly accused of hosting some copyright-infringing material uploaded by its users. In seeking a...
MPAA studios attempting to get US gov't to shutter Hotfile
Walmart’s Vudu will let you convert your DVD to a high-def digital copy for $5
Google adds 'Prometheus,' Family Guy,' and 600 more Twentieth Century Fox titles to YouTube, Google Play

‘Conan The Barbarian’ Chases 2,165 BitTorrent Downloaders in Court

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Starting two years ago, hundreds of thousands of BitTorrent users who allegedly shared films without the consent of copyright holders have been dragged to court in the US. The aim of the copyright holders is never to take any of the cases to trial, but to get alleged infringers to...
‘Conan The Barbarian’ Chases 2,165 BitTorrent Downloaders in Court

Google expands its YouTube Partner Program to users in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE

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Google has expanded its YouTube Partner Program to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today, giving more users the chance to generate revenue based on the number of views their uploaded videos receive. Anyone with an account in these regions can become a partner by navigating to...
Google expands its YouTube Partner Program to users in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE

The Return Of Myspace: Company Pres Roger Mincheff Aims To Make History All Over Again

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Myspace is dead: Long live Myspace. The late social network known for garish user-generated designs back in a bid to become what its leaders say it should have been from the beginning: a home for artist discovery and development. The new round of backers and executives want Myspace to retake its place among...
The Return Of Myspace: Company Pres Roger Mincheff Aims To Make History All Over Again

What CBS CEO Les Moonves told Steve Jobs when he declined an Apple subscription deal last year

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Whilst it was known that CBS turned down a deal to provide content for a new Apple TV subscription service last year, it has been revealed by the company’s CEO Les Moonves that he was personally approached by Steve Jobs for talks, but declined an agreement. The CBS chief told attendees...
What CBS CEO Les Moonves told Steve Jobs when he declined an Apple subscription deal last year

Google says Hotfile is eligible for same DMCA protection as YouTube

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With file sharing site Hotfile facing an attempt by film studios to shut it down, Google has argued in an amicus brief that Hotfile should be eligible for the same type of legal protection that allowed the Google-owned YouTube to fend off the famous copyright infringement lawsuit filed by...
Google says Hotfile is eligible for same DMCA protection as YouTube

Hollywood tries again to shine light on UltraViolet

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The film studios' initiative to seed the cloud with movies hasn't caught on yet with consumers. So, the push is on to tweak the offering and generate some demand. [Read more]...
Hollywood tries again to shine light on UltraViolet

HMV Canada owner takes control of HMV UK in attempt to rescue troubled chain

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BBC News is reporting that Hilco has been given control of troubled retailer HMV in an attempt to rescue it from the doldrums. The Polaroid rescuer already owns the Canadian business of the same name and has bought the company's outstanding debts from Lloyds and the Royal Bank of...
HMV Canada owner takes control of HMV UK in attempt to rescue troubled chain

Netflix reportedly in talks with cable operators to deliver its streaming service via their boxes

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Netflix‘s CEO Reed Hastings has been quietly connecting with cable TV companies, Reuters reports. The purpose of these supposed meetings would be to discuss the possibility to add Netflix’s online film & TV streaming service to their cable offer. Besides Reuters’ credibility and the fact that it mentions four different sources,...
Netflix reportedly in talks with cable operators to deliver its streaming service via their boxes
How Cloud Computing Will Save Hollywood

Voddler, Sweden's 'Spotify For Video,' Takes Its Freemium Streaming And Sharing Service Global

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Voddler, the Swedish film and TV streaming service that has been described as the “Spotify for video,” is going global to take on Netflix, Amazon, Rdio, BitTorrent, and the many others in this space. Live in Scandinavia since 2010, and Spain since 2012 (where altogether it has picked up 1.2...
Voddler, Sweden's 'Spotify For Video,' Takes Its Freemium Streaming And Sharing Service Global
Why Twitter Buzz ≠ Movie Ticket Sales
Apple's iCloud movies missing Universal and Fox flicks, HBO 'relaxing' terms to include

Kim Dotcom: fund free NZ internet by suing Hollywood and US government

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Megaupload founder proposes free New Zealand broadband paid for by lawsuits over 'unlawful' destruction of his businessKim Dotcom, the flamboyant German-born internet entrepreneur facing extradition to the US for alleged piracy, has put forward a plan to give all householders in his new home of New Zealand free broadband access,...
Kim Dotcom: fund free NZ internet by suing Hollywood and US government

Autodesk CEO explains why he decided to buy social video startup Socialcam

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Autodesk’s unlikely $60 million acquisition of mobile video startup Socialcam raised some eyebrows for its unexpected mix, but the move is a complementary one that the software maker is making to capitalise on the potential of video as a communications medium, CEO Carl Bass says. Speaking to Bloomberg’s Emily Chang,...
Autodesk CEO explains why he decided to buy social video startup Socialcam

Hollywood hopes Walmart will seed UltraViolet cloud

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The film studios' UltraViolet effort will likely receive a boost once Walmart announces it will start making digital lockers available to customers. [Read more]...
Hollywood hopes Walmart will seed UltraViolet cloud

Film studios target 'pirate' apps

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Film studios are starting to target mobile applications that use copyrighted images and film clips without permission....
Film studios target 'pirate' apps

ISPs, MPAA, RIAA to unveil graduated response HQ (exclusive)

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The Center for Copyright Information (CCI)will soon make its debut. The CCI will work with ISPs, music labels and film studios to implement graduated response program. [Read more]...
ISPs, MPAA, RIAA to unveil graduated response HQ (exclusive)

100 Million Americans Watch Online Video Per Day, Up 43% Since 2010 -comScore

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Television is in trouble. Americans streamed 43.5 billion videos in December 2011, up 44% since December 2010, according to comScore’s 2012 US Digital Future In Focus report released today.  The study also showed that 105.1 million Americans now watch videos online each day, up 43% from 73.7 million in 2010. comScore says...
100 Million Americans Watch Online Video Per Day, Up 43% Since 2010 -comScore

Film studios seek takedown privacy

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Some experts say the publication of takedown notices by Google highlights the location of pirated material....
Film studios seek takedown privacy

Amazon Proves It Is Ready To Spend Massive Amounts Of Money To Destroy Hulu And Netflix (AMZN, NFLX)

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* Amazon's Epix deal includes pay-for-performance provision * Amazon pays more than Netflix on per-sub basis-execs * Amazon spends $1 bln/yr on streaming video content-analyst Amazon.com Inc's deal to purchase streaming movies from cable network Epix could transform the way such deals are done, thanks to a pay-for-performance sweetener that...
Amazon Proves It Is Ready To Spend Massive Amounts Of Money To Destroy Hulu And Netflix (AMZN, NFLX)
ZEFR to Host a Hackathon Uniting Film and Technology Communities

So What Can The Music Industry Do Now?

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The Techdirt Book Club book for September has been The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation. Earlier this month, we ran an excerpt about the importance of "tweakers." This second excerpt is actually the final section of the book, published after the "final" chapter, taking all of the concepts in...
So What Can The Music Industry Do Now?

Bad Idea: Internet Service Providers Should Assume Most Digital Locker Content Is 'Illegal'

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In an interesting blog post, James Firth discusses a comment from music industry analyst Mark Mulligan, quoted in a BBC story about the digital locker site Hotfile: "If the service providers are serious about wanting to heed the industry's concerns then instead of assuming that all of the content is...
Bad Idea: Internet Service Providers Should Assume Most Digital Locker Content Is 'Illegal'

More movies and TV shows from Twentieth Century Fox coming to Google Play and YouTube

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Google Play and YouTube offer the latest new movie releases and your favorite TV shows to enjoy on your Android phone or tablet and on the web. But you’ve been missing one critical thing…Stewie Griffin. We’re happy to share that Stewie, “Family Guy,” and more than 600 other titles from...
More movies and TV shows from Twentieth Century Fox coming to Google Play and YouTube

Apple trying to store your video in the cloud

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The iPad maker is talking with major film studios about a streaming-media service that you could access from its tablet and other Net-connected devices....
Apple trying to store your video in the cloud
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