July 27, 2008
Redlasso, a Website that enables users to search media broadcasts and create clips to share, has suspended its service. The service is in the midst of defending itself from copyright infringement lawsuits filed by NBC and FOX News.
All is not lost, however. Users can still use the site’s business-targeted service to track and clip content for internal use.
According to Redlasso Chief Executive Ken Hayward:
“We are very disappointed in the actions of select networks. We believe we have always acted within the law and have been respectful of the networks’ rights. They have forced our hand and are denying the blogging community access to the Redlasso platform that beneficially tracks the usage of newsworthy clips across the Web.”
Do you think bloggers should be allowed to use clips and full-length programs of shows within their posts?
Another point of contention is that RedLasso claims to split advertising revenue with producers and owners of the content. However, broadcasters appear to be unaware of any such arrangement.