White House Can't Stream Biden's Speech; So Uses Justin.tv Instead

from the good-for-them dept

Here's a nice surprise. Apparently Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Israel, and giving a speech at Tel Aviv University. However, without the official White House television crew, they didn't think they'd be able to stream the speech live on the web -- until they decided to just use Justin.tv, one of a few excellent online services that make it drop dead simple to stream live video online. This may be an even bigger deal than you'd imagine, as Justin.tv has been targeted by some politicians because some users have streamed TV shows and live sporting events via the service, potentially infringing on copyrights. And, of course, Joe Biden tends to be pretty close with the entertainment industry, and typically seems to favor that industry over the technology industry. But, perhaps, he'll start to see the light on how technology like this is useful, rather than a threat.


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    Mike C. (profile), Mar 9th, 2010 @ 10:50am

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA....

    So tell us Mike... exactly what color is the sky in your world?

    Best laugh I've had all day. Thanks!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 9th, 2010 @ 11:36am

    But, perhaps, he'll start to see the light on how technology like this is useful, rather than a threat.

    You forgot the "April Fools!" tag

     

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    Ima Fish (profile), Mar 9th, 2010 @ 11:44am

    "But, perhaps, he'll start to see the light on how technology like this is useful, rather than a threat."

    It simply does not matter what Biden understands. It's what the people who are paying for his campaign want.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 9th, 2010 @ 11:45am

    Why would Biden have any idea what his staff is doing with the video?

     

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      Ima Fish (profile), Mar 9th, 2010 @ 11:51am

      Re:

      Good point. I bet he had no idea this even happened, or if he does, he has no understanding of the process which made it happen.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Mar 9th, 2010 @ 11:52am

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      I would be surprised to learn that he knows it will streamed online at all. He probably doesn't even know what online video streaming is, except that his buds told him it's bad.

       

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        VoicesInMyHead, Mar 9th, 2010 @ 12:01pm

        Re: Re:

        He probably doesn't even know what online video streaming is, except that his buds told him it's bad.

        How could a video of a cool mountain flowing stream be bad? It'll make him think about fishing with those who donate the most money to him..

         

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 9th, 2010 @ 12:14pm

    Live stream of the new Techdirt theme song, that's almost as good as the old theme song.

    I recognize almost everyone, except for the guy sitting next to Dark Helmet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvO_Fxfx16M

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 9th, 2010 @ 12:18pm

    I foresee a luncheon with an entertainment lobbyist in the near future, and guess what that lobbyist is going to explain to Mr. Biden. I would bet good money that this horrible mistake will never happen again.

     

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    Richard Corsale, Mar 9th, 2010 @ 12:22pm

    My money is on him pointing to Justin.tv and crying about being a victim of their piratechnics.

     

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    DockEllis (profile), Mar 9th, 2010 @ 12:34pm

    incredible

    WOW... I wonder if this will end up affecting the MPAA push against the FCC in order to force 1st run movies to get pushed straight to users. That would be sweet! Watching 'Alice in Wonderland' from my living room on the night of release!

     

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    :), Mar 9th, 2010 @ 1:53pm

    The first ever...

    ...traditional broadcasting TV channel to use the internet in a fashion similar to what they do offline is PBS.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/PBS

    It is not blocked, has no geoblocks and it is free with some little ads(for now they are tiny).

    Also in channels I saw a lot of old series being put on youtube(21 jump street is there and Hunter )

     

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    bob, Mar 9th, 2010 @ 3:13pm

    Your Kidding Right?

    But, perhaps, he'll start to see the light on how technology like this is useful, rather than a threat.

    I for one will not be holding my breath.

     

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    fodder99 (profile), Jun 30th, 2012 @ 10:23am

    haha nor will I.

     

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    Danny (profile), Aug 11th, 2012 @ 8:23am

    It just goes to show that people will hold views against something until it becomes useful to them,,,, I think the term for these people is "two faced" !

     

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