Friday, January 30, 2015

Are You Ready For The Big Game?

Of course I said "Big Game" and not "Super Bowl" for a reason.
With the college football champion now decided, and the NFL league championships this coming weekend to decide this year’s Super Bowl teams, it’s that time when we post our warning about being careful with using the phrase “Super Bowl” in your promotions and commercials.  Both copyright and trademark issues can arise at Super Bowl time.  Trademark is usually the biggest concern, as there are always issues when broadcasters and advertisers don’t watch their commercials and promotions to avoid improper uses of a trademarked phrase like “Super Bowl.”  But copyright issues can also arise when broadcasters or others make a commercial use of part of the game’s TV coverage, or hold commercial paid viewing parties where proper rights to display the telecast has not been obtained.
Copyright shmapyright, check out the abs, pecks, and gluts!  Meanwhile, you'll be able to do something this year that you never could before and that's stream the game live via the internet machine. And if you want to see that stream in 1080p and all of its glory you're going to need actual broadband which is why we should all applaud the FCC for their actions this week.
As part of its 2015 Broadband Progress Report, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to change the definition of broadband by raising the minimum download speeds needed from 4Mbps to 25Mbps, and the minimum upload speed from 1Mbps to 3Mbps, which effectively triples the number of US households without broadband access. Currently, 6.3 percent of US households don’t have access to broadband under the previous 4Mpbs/1Mbps threshold, while another 13.1 percent don't have access to broadband under the new 25Mbps downstream threshold.
I think we should have public broadband from coast to coast. The information highway should be an open road like the interstate system. The competition should be amongst content providers. Broadband monopolies suck.

That's all folks. Enjoy your wings, pizza, nachos, and beer!


Cocaine Princess said...

Am I ready for the bid game? Hmm, I'm more ready to watch the commercials & eat pizza!

Godwhacker said...

Touchdown Princess!

Anonymous said...

Football violence is egregious and abhorrent.