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ADS FOR U.K. BLUE-CHIP COMPANIES APPEARING ON PIRATE SITES

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Advertisements for dozens of Britain’s leading companies appear on pirate websites showing bootleg copies of movies and television shows, the London Times reported today. They include such “blue chip” companies as British Telecom, British Gas, the supermarket chain Tesco, and the airline EasyJet, the newspaper said. Those companies, it added, “are indirectly subsidizing the U.K.’s […]

ONLINE VIDEO WATCHING SETS NEW RECORD

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A record number of online users watched a record number of online videos during the month of October, according to a study released Monday by Reston, VA-based comScore. According to the study, 184 million Internet users in the U.S. each spent an average of 21.1 hours watching video on the web. Together they viewed 42.6 […]

DISNEY: NO 99-CENT MOVIES ON YOUTUBE

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Walt Disney Co. on Monday shot down speculation that it planned to offer new releases on YouTube for 99 cents, as some reports had indicated. Disney spokesperson Bridget Osterhaus emailed Home Media magazine a message saying that no films from Disney will be available for 99 cents, and YouTube spokesperson Chris Dale later confirmed […]

REPORT: YOUTUBE WILL SOON OFFER NEW MOVIES

September 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Google is planning a significant revamp of its YouTube website to include new movies and television shows that would be offered at low rental rates and, unlike similar streaming sites, include commercials, Home Media magazine reported on its website Monday. The service seemingly intends to emulate the cable model of dual revenue sources — subscribers […]

MOVIECLIPS IN DEAL WITH WEBSITES

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

MovieClips, which has licensed the use of thousands of key scenes from movies, said today (Wednesday) that it has signed a deal with Google to make more than 20,000 clips available via its YouTube service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a statement, MovieClips co-founder, Richard Raddon said, “Our goal is to promote […]

MEDIA EXEC: PIRATES SPEND MORE ON MOVIES THAN OTHERS

July 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The former chief information officer of Google, who went on to become COO of New Music for EMI, has disclosed that research he conducted concerning users of the now-shuttered LimeWire peer-to-peer service indicated that those who pirated copyrighted content online were also some of the biggest spenders on such content. As reported by ComputerWorld (via […]

NETFLIX NOT INTERESTED IN BUYING HULU

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although top executives of Hulu have confirmed that they’re looking for a buyer and that several media companies have expressed interest, Netflix, the media company that would appear to be a logical bidder, has expressed no interest thus far, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Monday). The newspaper said that the potential suitors for Hulu […]

MICROSOFT BUYS SKYPE FOR $8.5 BILLION

May 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its biggest deal ever, Microsoft announced today that it had purchased Skype, the company that permits users to make audio and video phone calls over the Internet, for $8.5 billion. But it was not clear what the company plans to do to make Skype profitable. While it said that it would merge the company […]

GOOGLE ASKS COURT TO REJECT VIACOM’S YOUTUBE APPEAL

April 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Viacom repeatedly posted its own videos on Google-owned YouTube, then sent notices to YouTube demanding that they be taken down, Google claimed in a filing last week. The statement was filed in connection with Viacom’s appeal of 2010 ruling that YouTube cannot be held responsible for illegal videos posted on its site if they are […]

DIRECTORS GUILD PRESIDENT CALLS GOOGLE “ENABLER OF PIRACY”

December 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Taylor Hackford, the president of the Directors Guild of America, has called Google an enabler of video piracy that allows users to discover in an instant where they can download copyrighted movies illegally. “Google is making money through (its) search engine with these sites,” he told the Entertainment Content Protection Summit, according to Daily Variety. […]

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