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  1. The Cost of Piracy

    A humorous video is doing the rounds, in which Rob Reid takes a sarcastic look at the losses claimed by the entertainment industry as a result of piracy.

    Just to be clear, our official position at is that piracy is bad. We actively police our forums to remove any links to pirated content.

    Regarding the way piracy is being confronted by the entertainment industry, our opinion is that it could hardly being doing a worse job. For starters, anti-piracy ...
    Tags: piracy, sopa
  2. Why videos go viral

    Here's an entertaining and informative video from Kevin Allocca, YouTube's trends manager, about how and why videos go viral. In a nutshell it comes down to three things:
    (1) Tastemakers
    (2) Communities of participation
    (3) Unexpectedness

    I'll let Kevin explain....

    Tags: viral, youtube
    Video , Web Development
  3. on YouTube

    At last I've made a start on our YouTube channel. It's a very slow start, but it's a start.

    One of the reasons I've been putting this off is that I really don't like being in front of the camera. I'll take just about any position behind the camera but I can't get happy in front of it. Still, we can't (yet) afford a professional presenter so for now you're stuck with me fronting the videos.

    You can subscribe to the channel at
    Tags: youtube
  4. Editors Keys

    This week we're taking a look at an interesting company called They're the company behind those coloured shortcut keyboards you may have seen in studios all around the country.

    Editors Keys specialise in shortcut keyboards for a range of programs such as Avid, Final Cut, Premiere, Pro Tools and Photoshop. The company offers a guarantee that if the shortcut keyboards don't speed up your editing by up to 40%, they'll offer a full money back promise! They work by showing ...
    Tags: editor, keyboard
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  5. Free Video Background Loops

    Recently I received a selection of video background loops from a company called Footage Firm. The videos are well-made and come on DVD with both SD and HD versions. Footage Firm is running a free giveaway promotion where all you have to pay is the postage and they'll send you the DVDs free. I doubt whether you'll find a better deal than that, so check it out here: Free Video Backgrounds
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