It seems that content creators don’t get this whole web thing yet. Jeff Zucker’s accusation that Boxee stole Hulu content is amazing because all Boxee did was use the available API at the time to list available Hulu content and then display the video off of Hulu, complete with all of Hulu’s branding and advertisements. Boxee made it simple to display Hulu on your computer or TV and Hulu/NBC didn’t like that. Boxee attempted to expand Hulu’s audience – for free – and Hulu shut it down! Rather than allow this to happen and show their advertisers how much their viewer base has grown and how much value there is in advertising on Hulu they yanked the carpet out from under Boxee. Not smart.
You can read about Jeff Zucker’s statements at betanews.com