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MPAA wins permanent injunction against Zediva

A U.S. district court has ordered Zediva, a start-up video service accused of copyright violations in a lawsuit filed by the MPAA, from continuing service. Company also agreed to pay studios $1.8 million.

By October 28, 2011


MPAA sets sights on Zediva founder

The lawyers who won a $105 million settlement from LimeWire's creator are now trying to convince courts that Zediva's founder is liable for copyright infringement.

By August 16, 2011


Federal court to order film service Zediva shut down

In a major setback for Zediva, the latest company trying to build a business model by exploiting perceived loopholes in copyright law, a judge issues a preliminary injunction against the service.

By August 1, 2011


MPAA files copyright suit against Zediva

Major studios accuse online video distributor of copyright infringement, saying the company "illegally streams movies to its customers." Who didn't see this coming?

By April 4, 2011


Crazy Zediva streams movies only out on DVD

New service exploits copyright loophole by playing DVDs on its own DVD players, and streaming you the output. Think of it as a wall of Slingboxes, available for rent.

By March 16, 2011


Web TV service Aereo lives--no injunctions in sight

The streaming service that delivers over-the-air TV broadcasts went live today, though ABC, CBS, NBC, and other networks sued to try to stop the launch.

By March 14, 2012


Smart money followed Aereo--but is it still doomed?

The Web video play, barraged by lawsuits, appears to be a new take on an old, failed idea. So why does Barry Diller believe in the company?

By March 2, 2012


Xbox TV deal no solution for cable cutters

Xbox or cable box? Whatever it is, the Microsoft video console that just licensed content from 40 TV content suppliers isn't a Netflix killer.

By October 5, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1523: Global cyber cold war imminent? (Podcast)

On today's show, security researchers report that Anonymous and LulzSec are, if anything, just distracting us with their antics while the true threat is a years-long cyberwarfare campaign that's stolen everything from private intellectual property to high-level government secrets. So, that'll probably lead to some reasoned and logical cyber-security discussions, no? No. Also, is the Amazon App Store screwing developers, and are you finally getting what you pay for, broadband-wise?

By August 3, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1495: Lytro: the "magic camera" that's blown our minds (Podcast)

On today's show, we fall in love with Lytro, the game-changing photo technology that we can't wait to get our hands on. Get in line, geeks. Also, will Yahoo buy Hulu? And can we call it Ya-Hulu if they do-do? Plus, Apple scores the broadest patent ever, which makes us wonder if the patent office is even trying anymore, and Shazam is coming to your TV.

By June 22, 2011