Podcast

PK In The Know Podcast: Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger and Blizzard World of Warcraft Lawsuit

November 16, 2015 Broadband , CharterTWC , Copyright , Future of Video , Video Marketplace

PK In The Know Podcast: Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger and Blizzard World of Warcraft Lawsuit

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With Data Caps on the Rise, the FCC Must Consider Competitive Implications

November 9, 2015 Broadband Access , Data Caps , FCC , Future of Video , Video Marketplace

Many people have been “cutting the cord”–cancelling their cable TV subscriptions–and watching more video online. Usually, however, their broadband provider is the same company that used to be their TV provider. Cord-cutters tend to use broadband more than non-cord-cutters, so large cable companies that want cord-cutters to start paying them more again have hit on a solution: just charge more for broadband.

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New Paper by PK President Demonstrates Importance of Existing Antitrust and Economic Regulation

August 7, 2015 Antitrust , ComcastTWC , Net Neutrality , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Thanks to recent antitrust enforcement and communications regulation, consumers continue to reap the benefits of exploding Internet entertainment, as well as educational and business opportunities. By facing down the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner, and by establishing strong net neutrality rules, the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission have protected Internet users from discrimination and promoted broadband innovations that are critical to our democracy and essential to freedom of expression.

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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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Down Periscope: Further Thoughts on Periscope, Meerkat, and the DMCA

May 22, 2015 Copyright , Copyright Reform , DMCA , Notice and Takedown , Video Marketplace

Shortly after the recent Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao boxing match, Re/Code published an op-ed that I wrote discussing some of the copyright implications of live video apps like Periscope and Meerkat. In that article I made two points: first, that we should hit pause on a collective panic over Periscope and Meerkat signaling the latest assault on copyrighted video, in part because rightsholders can bring the powerful DMCA notice-and-takedown provisions to bear on the problem, and in part because video streaming live events does not necessarily implicate copyright law.

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