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The Twitch Hunts: How to Fix Automated Copyright Enforcement

  Well, here we are again. I’ve written before about the dangers of automated enforcement before, and very little has changed. This time it’s Twitch, which has implemented a system that will scan for, flag, and mute copyrighted music in VOD’s. It’s going about how you’d expect, even muting crowd noise from an official DOTA 2

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Aereo Austin In-Depth Preview

Aereo, a service that lets you watch & record broadcast TV online for $8/month, is launching in Austin on March 3rd.  I took it for a test drive across iOS, Roku and PC – check it out.  

 
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AVerMedia ExtremeCap U3: Review, Walkthrough & Quality Comparisons

AVerMedia sent me one of their new ExtremeCap U3 capture units, which promises 1080p60 H.264 and uncompressed capture options for under $200. I’ve spent the past month putting it through its paces. Check out the video coverage:    

 
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Microsoft Demands Rights That We Can’t Give

Published on October 28, 2013, by in Gaming, Tech.

Microsoft is updating their Terms of Use for Xbox Live. Normally I would barely notice, let alone write anything about it – but I was struck by the oddness of part of it: …you grant Microsoft and its affiliates, resellers, distributors, service providers, partners, and suppliers (each, a “Microsoft party”) the following permissions: Microsoft parties

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Game Streaming Rules | Extra Life

With Extra Life coming up and copyright robots running wild, I thought I’d put together a list of links to the rules governing the streaming of different games. I’m not a lawyer, so none of this constitutes legal advice – but as I read the law and recent rulings, game streaming is illegal unless rights are

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“Mistaken” DMCA Notice Kills Benefit for Children’s Miracle Network

Well here we go again: another live stream killed by overzealous, negligent, and ultimately abusive application of the DMCA. Tonight’s UMG Gaming COD tournament was unexpectedly cut short, with viewers now seeing the following page:   What’s so much worse about this specific case is that all proceeds were supposed to go to the Children’s

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Xbox One Capture: Good News and Guarded Optimism

Published on August 1, 2013, by in Gaming, Tech.

Today Polygon reported that the Xbox One will support external video capture. While this is consistent with Microsoft’s ongoing messaging regarding capture – that it’ll work “the same as on the 360″ – it’s got a lot more weight to it coming from Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer. I finally believe that this might

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Criminalizing Gameplay Capture Hurts Everyone

Published on July 2, 2013, by in Featured, Gaming, Tech.

Since E3 we’ve been talking a lot about what the gameplay capture landscape will look like when the new consoles launch this fall – specifically, whether or not we’ll be able to capture using anything besides Sony’s or Microsoft’s built-in tools. This centers around HDCP – High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection – and whether or not

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It’s the End of Game Capture As We Know It

How’s that for a clickbait headline, huh? Sadly, it’s also pretty much true. Yesterday both Sony and Microsoft held their E3 press conferences. I won’t bore you with the details, but there were big screens, lots of games, and less dubstep than one might expect. But we also finally got a look at the PS4

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Matrox Monarch: Specs and Details from NAB 2013

I’ve been yelling a lot about the Matrox Monarch since it popped up at IBC last fall: a stand-alone H.264 streaming/capture device that has no competition, but does have tons of uses in production. It was officially unveiled this past Monday at the NAB 2013 show in Las Vegas. Conveniently, I was also in Las

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