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Old 10-06-2010, 01:15 AM
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Default 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...
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:01 AM
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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.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:52 AM
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The Good Wife
"Double Jeopardy"
Air date: 10/5/10

Watch from 3:00 to 4:00.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:25 AM
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Default Re: Bloggingheads ripoff on "The Good Wife"

Uh wow....that's eerily similar.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:02 PM
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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.

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Old 10-15-2010, 04:05 PM
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Default 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.

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Old 10-15-2010, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: Vloggerbrain video quality better than bloggingheads?

It's really funny/cool how similar it looks.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:55 PM
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Default Re: Vloggerbrain video quality better than bloggingheads?

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It's really funny/cool how similar it looks.
The similarity is funny, cool, and somewhat criminal...
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: Vloggerbrain video quality better than bloggingheads?

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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...
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:58 AM
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Default Re: Vloggerbrain video quality better than bloggingheads?

Haha! Vloggerbrain!
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:05 AM
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Default Re: Vloggerbrain video quality better than bloggingheads?

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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.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:44 AM
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Actually, we didn't have anything to do with the segment. A blogginghead brought it to our attention.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:17 PM
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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.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:14 PM
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Default 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/
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:07 AM
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Uh wow....that's eerily similar.
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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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Old 11-16-2010, 10:59 AM
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Default Re: Bloggingheads ripoff on "The Good Wife"

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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?
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:19 PM
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Default Re: Bloggingheads ripoff on "The Good Wife"

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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.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:52 PM
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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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