The challenge and opportunity of live video, the promise of viral distribution as marketing, and the state of fingerprinting technology and the DMCA are some big-ticket questions at the core of the web video business. To try to make some headway on them, NewTeeVee is going to offer up some bonus content for you next week ahead of the NewTeeVee Live conference, in the form of a live-streamed session on the topic of online video copyright and syndication.
Here’s the pitch:
The creation of original content underpins our industry, but Internet video has exploded too quickly for copyright laws to react. Technology and content companies have necessarily developed interim approaches to monitoring, regulating, spreading and monetizing content online. Rarely have these stakeholders had a chance to sit down to talk to one another constructively about where these activities are headed.
To start to address that need, we’re hosting a small event from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at our office in San Francisco. Attendees will include content owners, video sites and copyright service providers, such as:
Ethan Applen, director of technology and business strategy, Warner Bros.
Betsy Zedek, counsel, content protection, Fox Group Legal
David King, senior product manager of Content ID, YouTube
Michael Seibel, CEO, Justin.tv
Yangbin Wang, CEO, Vobile
If you’d like to contribute in person to the Video Rights Roundtable, please drop me a note at Liz at gigaom.com. Otherwise, tune in on NewTeeVee for a live feed powered by Livestream.
Of course, the day after the roundtable we’re having a much bigger public event, NewTeeVee Live. If you’d like to join us for a lively day of conversations with thinkers and doers like Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Comcast’s Amy Banse, and the soon-to-be-independent CBS Interactive head Quincy Smith, we still have a few tickets left, so grab yours now.