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25 July 2008

RedLasso lassoed?

Well, I'm not quite sure how this will hinder my ability to pull clips onto the blog here, but word out of the Inky today has me a bit worried. To wit:

Redlasso shuts access to video clipping site

Redlasso Inc. today suspended access by bloggers to its video search site two days after some networks sued the King of Prussia company in federal court.

The company will continue to provide services to its business and radio customers, including Greater Media and XM Satellite Radio.

Here's what Ken Hayward, CEO of Redlasso, had to say:

We are very disappointed in the actions of select networks. We believe we have always acted within the law and have been respectful of the networks' rights. Unfortunately, they have forced our hand and are denying the blogging community access to the Redlasso platform that beneficially tracks the usage of newsworthy clips across the Web.

Hayward goes on to say that the company intends to continue talking with content providers in an effort to reach formal partnerships that "will be beneficial to the content owners and blogging community."

How'd they get to this point? You can read two previous posts here and here.

Posted by Mike Armstrong @ 12:26 PM

As a bit of news, I know this because I've been doing a little bit of freeelance online-video editing of late. Check the credits, yo.


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