A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law that was aimed at limiting video-recording companies’ ability to sell their products to consumers.
The ruling gave video-sharing platforms like YouTube and Netflix an opportunity to quickly appeal the decision and stop the restrictions.
Now, some major companies are rushing to fill the void.
In response, some of the most popular video-streaming sites and applications have begun offering a new set of software to stream video without the need for a computer.
The software lets users stream video from streaming services like Netflix and YouTube without the hassle of installing a program or paying a subscription fee.
It also provides the ability to record and store videos, including audio and video, and upload them to websites and social media.
It’s called the “sharing” software.
It’s a big step forward, said Jeff Zentner, a lawyer with law firm Jenner & Block who specializes in video- and audio-sharing law.
But it’s not perfect.
“There’s still a lot of room for improvement in the way this technology works,” he said.
He said the technology still needs to be tested for compliance with federal copyright law, which includes the Fair Housing Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, both of which prohibit the sale of products that interfere with people’s ability to earn a living.
But Zentter said the new software is a step in the right direction.
It offers more flexibility and more security, he said, which means that people will be able to use it for much more than just recording video and uploading it to websites.
The “sharing,” video-to-audio software comes from a group of companies that includes a group called the Digital Content Coalition, which also includes video-industry companies like Sony Pictures Entertainment, Microsoft and Disney.
That coalition says its software is intended to be a better way to stream videos, since many companies no longer have to pay to stream movies, TV shows and other content.
It is not yet available for use on all video-capturing systems, but it’s on the way.
Sony said it would offer it in the near future, as well as Apple and Google.
It said in a blog post that the software will let people “capture, edit, store and share their videos with up to 5,000 partners in minutes.”
Google, Facebook, Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo and other video-on-demand services are among the companies who already have versions of the software available, and some are offering it for free.
The new software doesn’t work on devices that are already connected to the internet, such as mobile phones, but will be available for those devices when it’s available, said Ben Fisk, a partner at Jenner & Blocks who specializes on the digital media and copyright law.
The company said it will roll out the software in other countries over the next few months.
The companies aren’t alone in trying to capitalize on the new technology.
On Monday, the Recording Industry Association of America and other recording companies announced a joint venture to help people who can’t afford to buy a computer, such in-person videographers, record video using smartphones and tablets.