All of sudden, Redlasso videos are not working anymore and it's not a technical glitch.
The reason is much more sinister. Apparently, the big three media outlets - NBC, FOX, and CBS -- are up in arms about the idea of a website streaming video and allowing users to clip and share these video segments. They are claiming that, "Redlasso has broken state and federal laws" while causing the companies, "serious and irreparable harm."
Sounds like it's more of a greed problem than anything else.
Redlasso, the video website that streams video so users can make clips of news footage of his or her choice, has been ordered to shut down the beta site until after legal action. The company, based out of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is, of course, disappointed with the outcome, but Ken Hayword, the CEO of Redlasso.com, remains optimistic, "We plan to continue our conversations with all content providers during this usage suspension, with the goal of establishing formal partnerships that will be beneficial to the content owners and blogging community."
I used this website a lot for my blogging pleasure and I've seen the clips just about every blog site out there; unfortunately, it will all come to a stop.
What I don't understand is, what is the difference in recording live TV from my computer, clipping and uploading it, so I can post it to a blog, or just clipping it from the Redlasso site? In both instances you record live TV, then clip the part one wants, and upload it to the video server of the users choice. Could it be that if I did such a thing on my small site hardly anyone would see it? But since Redlasso has become such a hit, "the big three" are just jealous and want a piece of the pie. Perhaps, they are just green with envy.
This is truly disappointing, as I am a huge FOX fan, but hopefully this situation will be resolved soon. I miss Redlasso already and finding video coverage has been more work than ever since their site has been shut down by greedy, elitist companies.