Joost opens the floodgates, so you can now sign up (and stop pestering me for invites)

joost-logo.jpgJoost, the online TV streamer which we got quite excited about and then promptly forgot, once we discovered the joys of streaming from Joox, has just been opened up to the public officially.

It’s been in beta for quite some time, with users only able to play around with its nifty interface and sadly uninteresting TV shows, but yesterday on the Joost blog it was announced anyone can sign up. So,… struggling, may have shut down due to legal threats

joox_net.gifIt appears that, which we’ve only recently got excited about, could be struggling to stay afloat. Indeed, it could already have shut down, thanks to pressure from copyright holders, if comments at Oh Gizmo! are anything to go by., which brought us cult movies and classic TV programmes, may not have “given a crap about any copyright violations” — as per their many visitors — but the threat of being sued is enough to make smaller players on the Net take notice.