Category Archives: Content Creation

DownloadBuyer.com adds new PC and Mac games to content catalogue

Now available the Latest and Greatest Games from Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Square-Enix, Eidos, Ubisoft, Capcom, Rockstar, Atari and many many more. All At Competitive Prices and Backed by Downloadbuyer’s Outstanding Customer Service

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ DownloadBuyer.com, the online software superstores, have just added over 1,000 new gaming titles to their gaming download store!

“An extensive games catalogue has always been planned at DownloadBuyer.com, and now it is a reality – it’s fair to say we now have one of the most extensive retail software catalogues in the world, covering Windows and Apple Mac, at very competitive prices and available within minutes of purchasing.” Said Jon Silvera, Managing Director of Downloadbuyer.com. Continue reading

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Seventh amendment for EpiServer

Peter Larsson, Episerver, på Webbdagarna

Peter Larsson, Episerver, på Webbdagarna (Photo credit: skrivanet)

EPiServer launches multi-channel CMS with EPiServer 7 CMS

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ EPiServer has just released EPiServer 7 CMS, the first content management system that it says can enable marketers and editors to ‘create’ content that works seamlessly across channels. Continue reading

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Renewal of smartphone jailbreaking and video remixing rights

Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60

Jailbreaking now ok for ‘smart’ phones

Copyright Office Announces Exemptions to Mitigate DMCA Harms

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation has won renewal of critical exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in a new ruling, including the upholding of jailbreaking rights for smartphones – and new and expanded legal protections for video remixing. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Honestech Audio Recorder 3.0 Plus with USB Cassette Player

By ECM PLUS REVIEWS LAB

ECM Plus +++ With just a few clicks convert your analogue audio content into digital with the Honestech Audio Recorder 3.0 Plus.

Convert all of your music, including cassettes, LPs and 8-track tapes, into MP3s, WAV files, audio CDs and MP3 CDs, and listen to them on your portable music players, preserving and backing up your audio. Continue reading

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REVIEWS: Just Wicked Earsay: Musical Fidelity EB-50 In-ear monitors

Musical Fidelity EB-50 Hardware Review - ECM Plus - www.ecmplus.com


By ECM Plus Review Labs

MUSICAL FIDELITY EB-50 In Ear Monitors / Headphones

ECM Plus +++ /Reviews/: Musical Fidelity EB-50 In-Ear Monitors

Better known perhaps around the world for their hign-end audio separates, Musical Fidelity’s first foray into headphones and in-ear monitoring is a bold adventure given the market is so heavily penetrated by big names such as Sennheiser, AKG, Grado, Beyer Dynamic and the usual morass of hi-fi manufacturers. Continue reading

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‘Cyber-vandalism’ claims rock content creator

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Good causes via online IndieGoGo

Electronic Frontier Foundation to represent Oatmeal creator in fight against ‘bizarre lawsuit targeting critical online speech’

ECM Plus +++ A ‘baseless suit’ is claiming online trademark infringement and ‘cyber-Vandalism’, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

EFF said it will join with attorney Venkat Balasubramani of the law firm Focal PLLC to represent The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman in a bizarre lawsuit targeting the online comic strip’s fundraising campaign in support of the American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Federation. Continue reading

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Content owners offered multi-petabyte storage architecture

Quantum dots

Quantum dots (Photo credit: Argonne National Laboratory)

Quantum extends storage scale with multi-petabyte size stores

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Storage behemoth Quantum is to expand its big data content offerings by integrating optimised object storage tech into new tiered-storage and management offerings, the corporation has stated. Continue reading

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Axe gods grab hi-fi firm in high-end audio expansion

English: Downtown Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee, home of Gibson Guitars

Gibson acquires stake in Onkyo Japan and majority interest in Onkyo USA

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ American musical instrument manufacturer Gibson Guitar has just inked a strategic partnership with Onkyo Corporation, the Japanese audio specialist.

According to the Nashville firm, Onkyo will give Gibson’s newly-formed pro audio division substantial technology resources. Continue reading

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Christmas cracker for content apps at Downloadbuyer.com

SFX Magix Samplitude Music Studio.
Image by NilmaBoston

Magix, Content Watch and other software discounts at online software emporium

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Online software superstore DownloadBuyer is offering 50 percent discounts on its wide range of software products throughout December 2011.

According to the company, the range with the discounts includes apps from mediAvatar, Xilisoft, Wondershare, Magix, O&O, eJay, Innoheim, MacPhun, ABBYY, UpdateStar, Emsisoft, Serif, Abylonsoft, BitDefender and Content Watch. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Magix Rescue Your Videotapes! 4.0

SCART connector, photo taken in Sweden

Wave goodbye to dusty old tapes and bulky cases

by ECM Plus Labs

ECM Plus +++ When it comes to valuable digital assets, few would argue that old family videos and precious moments from our cultural heritage, birthdays, Christmas morning, family weddings, first steps, proud father, Mother’s Day, and so on and so forth, are those moments that many families have made Olde Worlde tape-based videos of, but are in large part, currently languishing in a dusty box in the garage or in the attic. Continue reading

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Image bank proffers freebie pix content for creatives

Photo album

Image: For Inspiration Only via Flickr

Kiosked image bank to monetize online content

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ In-content online ad platform provider Kiosked has launched a ‘free’ Image Bank that the company said can enable online publishers and creatives to earn on the acquisitive ‘impulses’ their content may engender.

According to the company, the free app can can be freely downloaded and creators get paid for their images. Apparently, the Kiosked Image Bank is free to use without infringing any copyrights, the company said. Continue reading

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Power to the people: Firm urges delegation of content creation via WCM

Does Your Website Need a Web Content Managemen...

Web content management choices

Today’s web content management systems must encourage and empower site owners to delegate content creation and management responsibilities

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ For years, the creation and management of web content fell under the auspices of one or two individuals within an organization. They may have been marketing managers, IT managers, or the once-ubiquitous “webmasters”. The advent of web content management systems (WCMS) changed all of that years ago, but many companies and organizations still rely on a disproportionately small number of staff to keep their website content moving. Continue reading

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Axe victim: Feds raid Gibson guitar plants in unfinished business

The Department of Justice building in Washingt...

Feds raid American guitar factories

Department of Justice bullies Gibson without filing charges

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Department’s interpretation of a law in India. Continue reading

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CADAC outs ‘killer’ live digital console

CADAC Eight digital console

Content creators swoon as CADAC launches ‘killer’ digital console for live installation applications

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Cadac has just launching a new digital live production console, CDC Eight, the British console company’s third console design in a year. Continue reading

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Righthaven copyright troll lawsuit dismissed as a ‘sham’

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Righthaven case thrown out as a 'sham' - that they never owned the copyright in the first place

Court finds Righthaven had ‘no authority to bring claims against political forum’

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ In a decision with likely wide-ranging impact, a judge in Las Vegas dismissed as a sham an infringement case filed by copyright troll Righthaven LLC. The judge ruled that Righthaven did not have the legal authorization to bring a copyright lawsuit against the political forum Democratic Underground, because it had never owned the copyright in the first place.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation. Fenwick & West LLP, and Las Vegas attorney Chad Bowers are defending Democratic Underground.

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Quark gets the Word out with XML Author

Quark XPress

Quark goes XML with Word add-on. Image: lantzilla

Quark debuts new features in XML Author 4.0 for dynamic publishing

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ DTP behemoth Quark has just released XML Author 4.0 for MS Word, an add-in for the word processor software that enables people to create structured XML content in the widely-used WP package.

According to Quark, XML Author 4.0 now brings new usability features, enhanced DITA mapping features, and an optional module for publishing to the DITA Open Toolkit. XML Author 4.0 also boasts support for MS Office 2010. Continue reading

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WEEKEND PLUS: Unlawful streaming of content gets top billing

John Cornyn official portrait
Senator John Cornyn

Senate Bill calls for tougher penalties for unlawful streaming of content

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Senate Judiciary Committee members Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) this week introduced S. 978, a bipartisan bill aimed at more effectively combating the online theft of copyrighted works by classifying the illicit streaming of music, movies and other content as a felony.

Under current law, illegal uploading and downloading of protected works is already a felony but not streaming. The bill follows upon the recommendations of U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel who in March outlined several steps Congress should take to improve intellectual property protection in the America. Continue reading

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Stream of concert-ness? Creatives go live with streaming media

Roundhouse - Camden

Streaming at the Roundhouse: What goes around comes around

Underground reaches the internet masses

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Creative directors and musicians are collaborating live to an online stadium-sized audience as digital streaming experts StreamUK have are joining forces with the Camden Roundhouse for directors and musicians to offer an internet audience the size of Wembley Stadium.  Continue reading

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Hollywood is dead? Long live online content – Ollie Stone

Ollie Stone and friends at vzaar wax lyrical about online video content

From silver screen to touchscreen, online video causing a revolution in the the movie industry. (Picture: L-R: vzaar’s Ken Moss, Oliver Stone, vzaar CEO Stephen McCluskey. (c) ECM Plus)

British online video platform streaming hits HD

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Hollywood film director Oliver Stone, npw a shareholder in the British-based online video delivery platform vzaar, said this week he now believes the internet is becoming an rising ‘force in the world of film’. Continue reading

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QUIGLEY DONE TALKING: Content is king, but will ‘New Content’ be free?

'Quigley Done Talking'®
In this, the first in a new weekly series, Paul Quigley discusses where publishing and content is headed, why, where and what the upshot of the new content paradigms will be.

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YouTube legal action could threaten user-generated content

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Libraries join with EFF in amicus brief over UGC case. Image: Timothy Greig

Lawsuit against YouTube threatens global growth of political speech – legal attack on online video site could throttle innovation with fears of litigation – EFF

ECM Plus +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a federal appeals court to reject attempts to thwart federal copyright law and saddle online communities with new litigation fears in the appeal of Viacom v. YouTube. Continue reading

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NAB SHOW: Sorenson main squeeze wows ‘content in the cloud’

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Squeeze packs a punch for Sorenson for cloud content workflow at NAB Show

NAB dem for Sorenson’s ‘Squeeze’ Solution pack, now powering Technicolor’s cloud-based ’ShareVUE’ service

By ECM Plus staff

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Technicolor has plumped for Sorenson’s Squeeze Solution Pack for its ShareVUE dailies cloud-based content management system for motion picture and TV studio clients. Continue reading

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NAB SHOW: Silver screen moguls mashed by fleet foxes of user generated content

Digital rebels mashing up content in low-budget movie-making

NAB Show to host Super Session on next-generation film-making

BY PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus +++ NAB 2011 will this year be featuring a new theme of ‘Digital Rebels: The New Generation of Filmmakers and Storytellers’, a Super Session looking at the latest innovations in what they call ‘daring film productions’ and digital techniques they use.

Moderated by Adobe’s senior VP and GM John Loiacono, the session will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Continue reading

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