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The Weird Legality of Video Game Streaming

Saw this Tweet from Twitch.tv a few weeks ago: For those picking up Dead or Alive 5 tonight, please do not broadcast until 6AM PDT, September 25, per Tecmo’s request. Thank you! — Twitch (@TwitchTV) September 24, 2012 Now I’m not active in the Twitch community, so this is probably more surprising to me than

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Twitch.tv Powering Call of Duty Live Streaming

  Today TechCrunch reported that Twitch has raised $15 million in venture capital. That’s fine on its own, but what caught my eye in the article were actually two unrelated bits: Twitch doesn’t just want to make it easier for gamers to stream their e-sports matchups to viewers, with one-click access that it’s added to

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Fox Takes Tiny Step Into 21st Century With Digital HD

Today Fox is launching their Digital HD initiative, offering HD movie releases for purchase digitally three weeks before retail release for about $15 each. The first will be the movie Prometheus, which is supposedly available starting today on iTunes, VUDU, PlayStation, Xbox, Google Play and YouTube. I say supposedly because it wasn’t available on many of these

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Nielsen: Gaming Consoles Are Important, Women Watch More TV Than Men

Last week, Nielsen released its Cross-Platform Report for Q1 2012, detailing the viewing habits of Americans across all screens. There’s a ton of interesting stats in the report, so I’d encourage you to read the whole thing – but I know you probably won’t, so here’s the stuff I found interesting: In Q1 2012, Americans

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Matrox Monarch Price, Specs and Speculation

First, the disclaimer: none of these details have been officially announced or confirmed by Matrox. The only official info we have is this image: And this blurb from the press release:  This small easy-to-use device is configurable via a simple HTML interface using any computer on the same network as the device. It generates an

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The Matrox Monarch and a User Generated Revolution

The Matrox Monarch is the product that every video pro needs, but doesn’t exist – that is, until Q1 2013, when Matrox will start selling it to us. But I believe that it could be much more. Though there’s not a ton of info yet – in fact, there’s nothing but the press release – here’s the

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Robots, Copyright, and the Future of Broadcasting

Earlier this week, the Hugo Awards show live stream was shut down for copyright infringement. It was being streamed on Ustream, and copyrighted content within Hugo’s stream (clips of the award winners) was automatically flagged by Ustream’s automated infringement system Vobile. This resulted in an immediate and automatic shutdown of the stream; it did not resume.

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Live Streaming and CODcasting in Call of Duty

Today at GamesCom, Treyarch streamed a demo of Call of Duty: Black Ops II that highlighted multiplayer. I didn’t care. But what I DID care about was a quiet revolution in gaming: the ability to live stream natively from within the game.   We’ve never seen this before, the market for this feature is massive,

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Google+ Adds Studio Mode to Hangouts

Today Matthew Leske, product manager for Hangouts On Air, announced a new Studio Mode for higher-quality audio. From his Google+ post: Since we launched Google+ a little over a year ago, we’ve seen a thriving community of musicians connect with fans in really cool ways. In particular: singer/songwriters like Daria Musk bands like Suite 709 and many

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DOJ Probing Big Cable | Ars Technica

When your internet service provider is also a content company, there’s an inherent conflict of interest: by delivering other companies’ content, they’re also providing a service to a direct competitor. I’ve never understood how Comcast owning NBCUniversal is anything but an attempt to create one giant monopoly stretching from content creation to delivery. And seriously,

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