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U.S. Television on the Internet and the New “MVPDs” (UPDATED)

Posted in Cloud, FCC, Intellectual Property, Internet, Television, Video
Introduction. Over the last 20 years, Internet-based programming services and the corresponding distribution platforms have continued to evolve at a staggering pace, with technological advances allowing for faster and more cost-efficient transmissions. The last five years, in particular, have demonstrated to many that the Internet may well be the “projected” Promised Land for the television… Continue Reading

DigitalHHR Team Represents BN Media in Acquisition of Beliefnet

Posted in Press/Publications, Television, Video
In a recent, high-profile transaction, the Digital HHR team represented BN Media LLC in its acquisition of Beliefnet.com, the multi-faith and spirituality website, from News Corp.  BN Media’s investors are also backers of Cross Bridge Media, a multimedia distributor of religious and charitable videos, and Affinity4, a marketing services firm focused on assisting non-profits in their fundraising… Continue Reading

DigitalHHR to Present Live CLE-Accredited Webinar “Legal, Business and Operational Issues in Interactive Games Initiatives and Transactions” on September 16

Posted in Events, Gaming, Intellectual Property, Mobile, Music, Video
This first-of-a-kind, publicly-available, law firm-hosted, CLE-accredited Webinar will focus on the critical issues that are confronted in orlistat 60 mg game transactions. Our team will address issues such as: Structuring relationships between developers and publishers and the ownership issues that arise in development agreements, including work-for-hire, joint ownership and cross-licensing issues; Protecting against developer default or insolvency,… Continue Reading

News Round-Up — Week Ending July 10

Posted in Advertising, Copyright, Internet, Music, Video
Click hereto subscribe to digitalhhr. Late last week, Judge Louis Stanton of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that plaintiffs in the high-profile copyright class action case against YouTube could not seek statutory damages for videos that are not registered under US copyright law. Judge Stanton also dismissed plaintiffs'… Continue Reading

Digital HHR to Make Presentation at Video Group’s Third Annual Sports Asset Management Forum

Posted in Firm News, Video
Dan and Wayne will be making a presentation on July 21 at the Sports Video Group’s Third Annual Sports Asset Management Forum.  The forum will be focusing on issues facing sports leagues, teams and networks as they continue to manage digital assets.  The presentation will be part of a workshop attended by a select, invitation-only group… Continue Reading

Clark Siegel Joins HHR as a Partner in our Los Angeles Office

Posted in Firm News, Intellectual Property, Internet, Technology, Television, Video
Hughes Hubbard & Reed announced today that Clark Siegel, formerly co-chair of the Intellectual Property Group and a member of the Entertainment Department at Irell & Manella, has joined Hughes Hubbard’s Los Angeles office as a partner. Mr. Siegel’s practice involves traditional entertainment and media, including film, television and video game development, production, distribution and… Continue Reading

Is the era of free video content on the Web coming to end?

Posted in Television, Video
Two news reports regarding the MSOs and their media company partners caught our eye last week.  One provided details on Time Warner’s “TV Everywhere” initiative.  The other discussed Viacom’s efforts to work with cable operators to develop an authentication process to ensure that only users paying a monthly cable bill will have online access to… Continue Reading

News Round-Up – Week Ending February 6, 2009

Posted in Internet, News, Privacy, Video
Click here to receive regular updates and articles.       While we haven’t quite figured out if there is a direct link, as the economic news got worse at the end of 2008, online video activity increased.  According to comScore, online viewing reached a record high with U.S. Internet users watching 14.3 billion videos… Continue Reading

News Round-Up – Week Ending January 30, 2009

Posted in Copyright, Internet, News, Privacy, Video
Click here to receive regular updates and articles. The New York Times, owners of Boston.com, and GateHouse Media agreed on the eve of trial to settle their copyright lawsuit.  As part of the settlement, the complete details of which aren’t available, the headlines and first sentences from GateHouse articles will be removed from listings on… Continue Reading

DAILY ROUND-UP – 12.04.08

Posted in Advertising, Copyright, Internet, Music, News, Social Media, Video
What’s new in digital media?   Subscribe to digitalhhr.com to receive today’s news:  Yahoo is getting out of the stand-alone Internet radio business.  It has reached an agreement with CBS Radio for the operation and ad-sales operations for LAUNCHcast radio channel.  Yahoo employees will continue to handle programming.  According to this report in the WSJ, the decision… Continue Reading

DAILY ROUND-UP – 12.03.08

Posted in Internet, Mobile, News, Social Media, Video
What’s new in digital media?   Subscribe to digitalhhr.com to receive today’s news: Some good news for Yahoo for a change as its stock jumps 7% on a report that Jonathan Miller, former CEO of AOL, is talking with private and sovereign equity funds about funding a buy-out of the company.  More details here. Maybe some good… Continue Reading

Note to Digital Content Owners: Time to Master Fair Use

Posted in Copyright, Fair Use, Music, Technology, Video
One copyright case that owners and licensors of digital content should be following closely in the coming months is the one brought against Universal Music Group by Stephanie Lenz, a Pennsylvania mom who posted a video on YouTube of her young son on a tricycle with Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” playing in the background. Universal… Continue Reading

DAILY ROUND-UP – 12.02.08

Posted in Advertising, Music, News, Social Media, Video
What’s new in digital media?   Subscribe to digitalhhr.com to receive today’s news: The New York Times has a piece on Facebook Connect, a new initiative to extend the web’s most popular social networking service to other web sites.  The Huffington Post just closed a new round of financing totaling $25 million, bringing the company’s valuation to… Continue Reading

Movement Towards Standardization of Mobile Ad Currency

Posted in Advertising, Internet, Mobile, Video
The Mobile Marketing Association (“MMA”), a non-profit industry trade group, recently announced the publication of a set of revised Global Mobile Measurement Ad Currency Definitions for the measurement of mobile media advertising currency, including: Ad Impression, Streaming Video Advertising, Rich Media Ad Impression and Click Measurement. The MMA does not intend for these “definitions”, which… Continue Reading