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sleepyhead 10-06-2010 01:15 AM

Bloggingheads ripoff on "The Good Wife"
 
Anyone else catch the Bloggingheads imitation on "The Good Wife"? There was a scene in which Chris Noth's character is being interviewed on a video web interview site called "Vloggingbrains" or some such. The website's design was a clear copy of the Bloggingheads site, so much so that I wondered if Bloggingheads' copyrights were being violated.

Forgive me if this has already been mentioned---I don't frequent the forums much, and only logged on tonight to mention this...

TwinSwords 10-06-2010 07:01 AM

Re: Bloggingheads ripoff on "The Good Wife"
 
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Originally Posted by sleepyhead (Post 181924)
Anyone else catch the Bloggingheads imitation on "The Good Wife"? There was a scene in which Chris Noth's character is being interviewed on a video web interview site called "Vloggingbrains" or some such. The website's design was a clear copy of the Bloggingheads site, so much so that I wondered if Bloggingheads' copyrights were being violated.

Forgive me if this has already been mentioned---I don't frequent the forums much, and only logged on tonight to mention this...

Fascinating. What episode was this in? CBS posts full episodes online. If someone knows about when during the episode this happened, it would be fun to grab a screenshot and post it here.

Brenda 10-06-2010 08:52 AM

more info
 
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The Good Wife
"Double Jeopardy"
Air date: 10/5/10

Watch from 3:00 to 4:00.

chiwhisoxx 10-06-2010 10:25 AM

Re: Bloggingheads ripoff on "The Good Wife"
 
Uh wow....that's eerily similar.

TwinSwords 10-06-2010 01:02 PM

Re: more info
 
Oh, that is awesome. Thanks, Brenda.

Y'all have come a long way!

I see these two characters were doing an episode of The Week in Blog.

JonIrenicus 10-15-2010 04:05 PM

Vloggerbrain video quality better than bloggingheads?
 
This is a scandal.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpg_m...layer_embedded



Did you see how fluid those vloggerbrain faces were in the vloggerbrain video player ?@??!?


Vloggerbrain users get to partake in grilled salmon while bloggingheads viewers are force fed peasant stock in terms of video quality.




There is one saving grace though, the dialog in the vloggerbrain videos was completely off. Way too scripted and less ULTRA casual that occurs on bloggingheads. Though those screencaps of previous show heads looked pretty damn close.

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3605/vloggerbrain.jpg

stephanie 10-15-2010 04:48 PM

Re: Vloggerbrain video quality better than bloggingheads?
 
It's really funny/cool how similar it looks.

chiwhisoxx 10-15-2010 07:55 PM

Re: Vloggerbrain video quality better than bloggingheads?
 
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Originally Posted by stephanie (Post 182921)
It's really funny/cool how similar it looks.

The similarity is funny, cool, and somewhat criminal...

JonIrenicus 10-15-2010 08:58 PM

Re: Vloggerbrain video quality better than bloggingheads?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chiwhisoxx (Post 182931)
The similarity is funny, cool, and somewhat criminal...

I wonder if Bob could sue and get royalties. Not that he should, that would be too frivolous and wrong, but if he could...

Kevin 10-16-2010 01:58 AM

Re: Vloggerbrain video quality better than bloggingheads?
 
Haha! Vloggerbrain!

stephanie 10-16-2010 11:05 AM

Re: Vloggerbrain video quality better than bloggingheads?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chiwhisoxx (Post 182931)
The similarity is funny, cool, and somewhat criminal...

My impression (possibly wrong) from Brenda's participation in this thread was that it was authorized, in which case it's simply good publicity for bloggingheads. (I took her link to be promoting the episode of the show in which vloggingheads appeared. Perhaps it was just informational.) My apologies if I'm unaware of some aspect of it that's apparent to everyone else.

Brenda 10-16-2010 11:44 AM

Just informational
 
Actually, we didn't have anything to do with the segment. A blogginghead brought it to our attention.

stephanie 10-17-2010 05:17 PM

Re: Just informational
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brenda (Post 182980)
Actually, we didn't have anything to do with the segment. A blogginghead brought it to our attention.

Interesting. I'm curious to watch it.

chiwhisoxx 11-15-2010 11:14 PM

Re: Bloggingheads ripoff on "The Good Wife"
 
Speaking of BHTV ripoffs...this is eerily similar. And Jim Pinkerton of all people should know it!

http://www.mediaite.com/online/foxne...ly-runs-msnbc/

TwinSwords 11-16-2010 07:07 AM

Re: Bloggingheads ripoff on "The Good Wife"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chiwhisoxx (Post 181949)
Uh wow....that's eerily similar.

Quote:

Originally Posted by chiwhisoxx (Post 188628)
Speaking of BHTV ripoffs...this is eerily similar.

I don't think that word means what you think it means...

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Main Entry: eerie
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: spooky

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eerie (ˈɪərɪ)

adj , eerier , eeriest
(esp of places, an atmosphere, etc) mysteriously or uncannily frightening or disturbing; weird; ghostly

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eerie (ˈɪərɪ)

: so mysterious, strange, or unexpected as to send a chill up the spine <a coyote's eerie howl> <the similarities were eerie>; also : seemingly not of earthly origin <the flames cast an eerie glow>

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(Source, 2, 3)

chiwhisoxx 11-16-2010 10:59 AM

Re: Bloggingheads ripoff on "The Good Wife"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TwinSwords (Post 188653)
I don't think that word means what you think it means...

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Main Entry: eerie
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: spooky

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eerie (ˈɪərɪ)

adj , eerier , eeriest
(esp of places, an atmosphere, etc) mysteriously or uncannily frightening or disturbing; weird; ghostly

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eerie (ˈɪərɪ)

: so mysterious, strange, or unexpected as to send a chill up the spine <a coyote's eerie howl> <the similarities were eerie>; also : seemingly not of earthly origin <the flames cast an eerie glow>

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(Source, 2, 3)

It means exactly what I think it means, thanks. You've never seen it used in this context before? Or are you just trying to score cheap points?

look 11-16-2010 03:19 PM

Re: Bloggingheads ripoff on "The Good Wife"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chiwhisoxx (Post 188628)
Speaking of BHTV ripoffs...this is eerily similar. And Jim Pinkerton of all people should know it!

http://www.mediaite.com/online/foxne...ly-runs-msnbc/

I think the split screen thing is pretty common now. But what was done on 'The Good Wife' was too close for comfort, but I don't know the legal ramifications. Any press is good press, I guess.

TwinSwords 11-16-2010 05:52 PM

Re: Bloggingheads ripoff on "The Good Wife"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chiwhisoxx (Post 188670)
It means exactly what I think it means, thanks. You've never seen it used in this context before? Or are you just trying to score cheap points?

I can't believe that having now seen the definition of eerie, you persist in your suggestion that it's even remotely the right word to describe either of the cases to which you applied it.


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