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Bud.tv, which critics including NewTeeVee lambasted for their byzantine age verification checks, apparently doesn’t infringe nearly well enough on your privacy for the likes of state attorney generals. Now 21 states have issued a call for Anheuser-Busch to make it more restrictive. Can we also get […]

Bud.tv, which critics including NewTeeVee lambasted for their byzantine age verification checks, apparently doesn’t infringe nearly well enough on your privacy for the likes of state attorney generals.

bud-tv1.jpg Now 21 states have issued a call for Anheuser-Busch to make it more restrictive. Can we also get them to pass a law against bad content while they’re at it?

YouTube Killer Redux: Fox, NBC and Viacom are once again trying to get together to build a YouTube killer, with the major sticking point being that Viacom is just so mad at Fox for buying MySpace. Meanwhile, YouTube’s anti-piracy tool will apparently only be available to companies that have signed agreements with them, effectively telling smaller rights holders to kiss off. Apparently Google only respects your copyright if you’ve actually got the legal and regulatory muscle to hold their feet to the fire.


In other news: NBC Universal is looking to be more “Customer-centric,” and if you think that means a focus on you, the viewer, you’re forgetting that NBC makes content for advertisers, not the audience. Microsoft announces video sharing site ClipRoller about three years too late. TV Week points out that with Anystream and Cauldron getting hitched, online video companies could be moving into the merger phase. And digital video startup Avidence, which is apparently focused on white-label DV solutions for the enterprise, scores a $5 million Series A round.

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  1. Frank ‘viperteq’ Young Monday, February 19, 2007

    “…with the major sticking point begin that Viacom is just so mad at Fox for buying MySpace.”

    I’m just saying: $25,000.00 a year to start and you can have the best darn editor the world will ever know.

  2. Why pay when we can get web-based copy editing for free? :-) (thanks for the fix, frank)

  3. Was Cliproller surprised to find out they were owned by Microsoft, and was Soapbox jealous?

  4. John / SocialNext Tuesday, February 20, 2007

    It will be interesting to see if Big Media can make a YouTube Killer work. There are so many deep suspicions between them all, not just Viacom v. FOX.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they all signed deals with seperate companies or just tried to leverage their own platforms the way Viacom is now: CBS – YouTube, NBC – Yahoo!, etc.

    Also, where’s Disney’s ABC in all of this?

  5. NewTeeVee » No Suds in Bud Dud Tuesday, March 13, 2007

    [...] company was pressured into placing an age verification system at its front door (an effort later lambasted by 21 state’s attorneys general). The site received an average of 20,000 visits per day in [...]

  6. R.I.P. Bud.tv « NewTeeVee Thursday, February 19, 2009

    [...] OK to try new things. Bud.tv was a bit of a running joke at NTV HQ as almost every writer posted a story on it, but despite the failure, at least the company adopted a [...]

  7. R.I.P. Bud.tv | Viral Video Maker Thursday, February 19, 2009

    [...] OK to try new things. Bud.tv was a bit of a running joke at NTV HQ as almost every writer posted a story on it, but despite the failure, at least the company adopted a [...]

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