candita wrote:I dont know what you guys are doing but my filmon channel works just fine. I watched it last night till I went to sleep. I tried several of the stations & they all worked.
resengen wrote:Also when the App was first republished it had live local station networks from NY and Boston. Those are now taken down.
What I don't get is why is it OK for Roku to accept channels that offer Live Locals with a paid subscription
CyberFox wrote:Is FilmOnTV worth it?
I mean you need to subscribe just to DVR content from their channels
kc8pql wrote:What I don't get is why is it OK for Roku to accept channels that offer Live Locals with a paid subscription
Contrary to popular belief, Roku isn't a copyright cop. They don't go looking for infringing private channels. The problem
starts when copyright owners make a complaint about a private channel. Then Roku has no choice but to act.
Re: Goodbye VideoBuzz - And Thanks
Postby RokuPatrick » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:34 am
There's been a fair bit of speculation about VideoBuzz and the reason it is being deactivated. I want to take a moment to elaborate:
Every developer agrees to abide by the terms of the Roku developer agreement when creating a developer account. Among the requirements in the agreement, we require that every channel publisher must have the appropriate rights or permission to distribute the content within their channel through Roku. Other requirements include written authorization is required for channels with international or foreign language content. Channels that violate the developer agreement are subject to deactivation, though typically we do give them a chance to come back into compliance (or prove they are not violating it) before acting on it — we do realize that it can be a complicated world when it comes to rights for content. Sometimes we're made aware of channels through formal notices (e.g. DMCA takedown notices or cease and desist notices) and other times we are notified more informally. Since we respect all content owners’ rights, we have to take each notification seriously and explore it for violation. Regarding VideoBuzz specifically, we don't believe that today a Roku channel can stream from YouTube without violating YouTube's terms of service (at least specifically section II paragraph 14 of the YouTube Developer TOS).
I hope this helps.
flower Drivel wrote:How could you possibly know what Roku must and must not do?
RokuPatrick » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:45 pm
While we understand that many of you are excited about a PlayOn-compatible Channel and may be using it, it unfortunately presents the possibility of legal exposure for us. As a result, the current PlayOn channels have been removed and are no longer available to add to your Roku player.