Posts Tagged ‘ legal issues ’

EFF Wants Your Help To Beat The Bogus Podcasting Patent

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, Podcasting Law

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wants your help to beat a recently approved patent on podcasting that many feel is bogus.

“I’m certainly not a lawyer or an expert in patent law,” said podcast pioneer Dave Winer upon hearing of Volomedia’s patent announcement, “but it seems the work Adam Curry and I did in creating the format and protocol for podcasting, in 2001, may have inspired their ‘invention’. It certainly predates it.”



TweetPhoto & Their Lawyers Discover A New Way To Look Ignorant On The Internet

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Podcasting Law


Chicago’s Horizon Realty Group Sues Woman For $50,000 Over A Tweet

Jul 28th, 2009 | By | Category: General, Microblogging


Pirates Capture Trove of Swedish Votes, EU Parliamentary Seat

Jun 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, The New Media Update


Defense Atty Demands Retrial In Pirate Bay Case; Experts Question ‘Harm’ of File Sharing

Apr 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, The New Media Update


YouTube Brings Back Silent Movies

Jan 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting Law


New Media Deathcasting

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video


Creative Commons On Twitter

Nov 18th, 2008 | By | Category: Podcasting Law


YouTube Video Sends Stunt Biker To Jail

Oct 21st, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video


It’s Time For Google To Settle With Viacom, Get On With Making YouTube A Business

Jul 9th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Commentary, Featured Story, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Google’s got a big problem with YouTube – the melting-pot nature of user-generated media.

This, along with a billion-dollar lawsuit, courtesy of Viacom, is keeping Google from making money on 96% of its content.

It’s time for Google to settle with Viacom, and get on with building a business based on what makes YouTube unique – user-generated media.