Village Idiot wrote:
thank you for that off topic comment now hopefully we can get back to the topic of GBTV
I think an important point should be made about context
On OTA and cable there is some regulation on what can be said and how its said.
But as far as i know there's nothing regulating what can be said on streaming video's to roku
GB will have a forum where he can say literally whatever he wants.
The point was made about viewers and money.
Well imagine totally unregulated speech for either side. Or both sides.
That'll be a sure draw for viewers with advertisers not far behind.
GBTV is just the tip of the iceberg. Can't wait to see it happen. ( except for the advertisement )
(These quotes come straight from the developer agreement in the beta 3.0 sdk)
For any channel, public or private:
8. Content and Channel Information Restrictions
A. The performance and display of the Content and the Channel Information may not infringe the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right of any third party, or constitute defamation, invasion of privacy, or the violation of any right of publicity or any other right of any party.
B. The Content and Channel Application accessed, displayed and performed via your Channel Application may not:
i. Be unlawful, harmful, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or invasive of another’s privacy or right of publicity;
ii. Be encouraging of conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law;
iii. Violate any federal, state, international, or any other child pornography laws, child sexual exploitation laws or laws prohibiting the depiction of minors engaged in sexual conduct; or
iv. Contain forged headers or manipulated identifiers which disguise the origin of any Content.
And for a channel to be publicly offered in the channel store:
3. Additional Restrictions on Content and Channel Information
In addition to the Content and Channel Information Restrictions set forth in Section 8 of the Agreement, the following restrictions apply to Channel Applications offered through the Channel Store:
A. The Content may not be obscene or pornographic, as determined by Roku in its sole discretion.
B. Your Channel Information may not contain profanity or pornographic images, as determined by Roku in its sole discretion.
So there certainly are (reasonable, IMO) restrictions on what Mr. Beck, or anyone, can say via Roku.