Re: Tivo, Fair Use, Video-in-the-Cloud, and Vidster

From: Philippe Lourier (
Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 11:00:35 PDT

Hmmm sounds there's a business opportunity in building and selling a turnkey
solution lurking here. One based on open standards and off the shelf hardware
-unlike TiVO. Anyone have leftover investment $$$? --PL

On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 12:43:37PM -0600, Jeff Bone wrote:
> Here's what I want to be able to do.
> I want to be able to cut-n-paste a segment from a show on my Tivo and
> send it to another Tivo user. I want to be able to search other
> users' public clip files and trade clips with them. I want to build
> up a library, a montage of television absurdity, and punctuate my
> discourse with video poignancy and hilarity.
> Call it Vidster.
> Furthermore, I don't want a Tivo *box.* I have enough damn boxes.
> Too many! I want 30 hours of realtime video storage and access
> capacity in the cloud offered to me by my fiber-to-the-home
> value-added service provider.
> Of course, there's only about nine zillion problems with all that,
> mostly the results of trying to translate physical property rights and
> notions into the space of digital artifacts.
> Sigh.
> jb

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