Yow. SYS-CON Media throws down the gauntlet publicly and accuses CMP of content piracy!
Seldom do you see such a clearly worded and unambiguous journalistic diatribe against a competitor. Of course I'm interested because the valuable content in question is a recorded webinar that was provided with free, no registration, anonymous access by SYS-CON. CMP seems to have picked up this content and advertised it with a misleading link suffix indicating that it is a PDF document and then requiring a registration to view it that can be used by CMP for lead generation. Pretty shady dealings, considering that the two companies are direct competitors in the publishing world.
I have to concur with the statement in the SYS-CON article (which gets progressively more strident as it lays out the facts supporting its position) that "every corporate website and every media company must now provide video content to remain competitive, not to mention live and interactive video Webinars and on-demand Webcasts." If you're not participating in this communications medium, you're neglecting important channels your customers and prospects expect of you.
But if you plan to make content available, perhaps it's best to use your own...