Work Package: Streaming and Conferencing Providers

Summary

Artifacts

  • streaming destinations selected, after reviewing terms-of-service, privacy rules, etc
  • guidelines re what can be streamed, where (e.g. no simulcast to Facebook live?)
  • conferencing provider selected and accounts created
  • decide if video conferences are going to be simultaneously streamed to eg YouTube. If yes, determine if conferencing service provides this service, and if we will use it.
  • simulcast provider selected and accounts created (possibly optional if conferencing provider is used to simulcast to YouTube, etc.)
  • guidelines re fair use/copyright created
  • guide for finding licensable/public domain audio, backgrounds, etc found
  • Optional: local library of usable assets
  • guidelines for demarcating live (audio and video, audio only) and ‘safe’ areas when public streaming is happening
  • privacy policy and waiver templates

Workbook

Google spreadsheet containing notes, estimates, etc. -> here

Potential Suppliers

Key Observations

From streaming providers:

  • Key streaming providers need to be identified and their terms of service carefully reviewed
  • These requirements need to be clearly communicated to users of the system
  • If simulcasting is to be done, consideration has to be given as to if this is to be done by a separate service (eg ReStream) or via options provided by the video conferencing providers. For example Zoom can simulcast conference calls directly to YouTube.
  • Clear privacy policies and declarations need to be developed, both for presenters and also audience members
  • Protocols need to be developed to communicate privacy protocols- e.g. areas enclosed in red tape will be on camera. Surrounding areas may be picked up by microphones
  • Clear policies and training needs to be developed with regard to fair use and legal licensing of images/videos/music/video game play throughs, etc