U.S. Open warns fans: Periscope and we’ll kick you out – Jun. 17, 2015

Now this post IS technology related.  After a few no tech posts, i’m back in the saddle again.

One of the newest crazes sweeping mobile apps is Periscope.  It started with iStuff and is now available for Droid.  Live broadcasting of video from your mobile device.  While there were other websites and apps that allowed you to stream live video, Periscope apparently makes it easier to do.  I have not tried it yet, but will be soon.

The problem that is and has already popped up is users live streaming events.  No, I’m not talking about your little league baseball game, or your best friends birthday.  PAID events.  Such as pay per view boxing matches.  It will be interesting to see how venues handle the potential for illegal livestreaming of such events.  When you read the article below, you will see the U.S. Open plans to kick you out.  But what about bigger events, attendance wise, where fans might move around a stadium.  And at what point is livestreaming NOT broadcasting.  After all, you have to be on the internet, which is subscription.

Anyway, read the article, share thoughts, and maybe we can figure out what may be coming down the road.

How about that, you just got invited to be a part of my personal think tank.  Pretty cool huh!!

U.S. Open warns fans: Periscope and we’ll kick you out – Jun. 17, 2015.

One thought on “U.S. Open warns fans: Periscope and we’ll kick you out – Jun. 17, 2015

  1. Reblogged this on MDE Canvas Support and commented:

    I posted this to another site. Why does it concern you? Couple of reasons, good and bad.

    The good: You could stream your class for homebound students to be able to participate in your class, as well as allowing parents to “sit in” on your class.

    The bad: STUDENTS can live stream your class, and spin it anyway they want.

    Bottom line: Technology keeps advancing quickly. Embrace it or not, it is gonna continually change. Like Crosby, Stills, and Nash sang: Teach Your Children well”. If they are gonna use it, they need to know how to use it correctly.

    Just my thoughts. Craig


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