Convergence Legal

Viacom (Sorta) Flip-Flops on YouTube; We’re All At Risk

Way back when (2005), Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart gave fans a (pale) green light to share show content after it ran on the traditional tube: Wired: The Daily Show really exemplifies that sort of new model. It’s on a cable network, not broadcast. It’s among the most popular shows traded online. People download and watch […]


Google Enters RSS Reader Space

On Friday, cNet reported that Google is testing an RSS (and Atom) Reader (gmail account required). [Check out the big-picture.] With this entry, Google is taking subscription ease to a new level.

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Google: vlogging Test Announced

Google has announced it will host individual video clips in the next few days, an entry into the video blogging content category. The announcement follows the January test of Google Video, a search feature that "allows users to see still images from [TV] video clips" as well as any  associated closed-captioning. Competitor Yahoo! had previously […]