by Mike Masnick
Tue, Mar 9th 2010 11:31am
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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