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Internet Video Goes To the Movies

In recent years, much of the interest in online video has focused on its effects on mainstream or conventional television – the emergence of a "clip culture," where popular segments of television programs draw larger audiences on websites like YouTube than on conventional television. My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that the shift of conventional broadcast to the Internet is remarkable, but it misses important developments for longer form video.

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December 8, 2008 3 comments Columns

Internet Video Goes to the Movies

Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 8, 2008 as Full-Length Movies Going Online In recent years, much of the interest in online video has focused on its effects on mainstream or conventional television – the emergence of a "clip culture," where popular segments of television programs draw larger audiences […]

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December 8, 2008 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Apple iTunes to Offer Downloadable Movies in Canada

Apple has announced plans to offer downloadable movies in the Canadian market. The development points to the two big policy issues of the moment – first, will these downloaded movies face ISP throttling in light of the competition with ISP's own video-on-demand services? Second, why does Industry Minister Jim Prentice […]

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June 4, 2008 9 comments Must Reads

Statistics Canada on the Canadian Movie Business

This morning Statistics Canada released interesting data on the Canadian movie distribution business.  The data confirms what is likely obvious to most people: the industry has never done better despite the fact that movie attendance is experiencing a sharp decline.  The reason of course is the emergence of the DVD […]

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July 25, 2005 1 comment News

P2P Goes to the Movies

The Vancouver Sun ran a story over the weekend on the growing popularity of downloading movies on P2P networks. The article notes that movie swapping is still tiny in comparison to music, but that it may grow in the future.

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March 14, 2005 1 comment News