Items tagged "Online Video"

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Public Knowledge Supports Consumer Choice in FilmOn Case

July 26, 2016 amicus brief , FilmOn , Online Video , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Yesterday, Public Knowledge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus brief in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that online cable services like FilmOn qualify for the same statutory copyright licenses as traditional cable systems. This license allows qualifying services to carry broadcast programming, provided they are otherwise complying with Federal Communications Commission rules. Public Knowledge rejects the idea that traditional pay-TV should receive special treatment denied to online video services.

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Federal Appeals Court: Takedown Senders Must Consider Fair Use before Demanding Content Removal

September 14, 2015 Copyright , Fair Use , Online Video

Today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that copyright holders must consider fair use before sending Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices in Lenz v. Universal. In a suit often called “the dancing baby case,” Universal Music sent a takedown notice to YouTube claiming that Stephanie Lenz’s home video featuring her toddler dancing to a Prince song violated copyright.

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Online Video Copyright Decision Could Benefit Consumers and Competition

July 16, 2015 Broadband , Online Video

Today, District Court Judge George Wu issued a preliminary decision finding that FilmOn, an online video service, is entitled to a compulsory copyright license. Public Knowledge has long advocated for regulatory parity for online video services, and applauds this decision.

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SlingTV, Yahoo NFL Streaming, and What Online Video Means for Sports Fans

July 2, 2015 Future of Video , Online Video , OTT Content , Video Marketplace

For many Americans, live sports are the last piece of television content that is appointment viewing. And for many Americans, the only thing of value on television is the NFL. The fact that fans want to watch sports live, along with the sheer number of viewers of NFL games, makes live streaming of sports content vital to the future of online video.

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Comcast’s “Authentication” Hijinx Provide Yet Another Reason to Block its Time Warner Cable Takeover

March 11, 2015 Comcast , ComcastTWC , Net Neutrality , Online Video , Time Warner Cable

Comcast is unique among large Internet Service Providers and cable companies in how it can undermine online video competition in ways that go far beyond net neutrality violations.

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