Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:58 UTC
Legal We have some very, very good news for Europeans (which happens to include myself): we have the European Parliament on our sides when it comes to battling ACTA. If you may recall, ACTA is basically an attempt by the US to impose upon the rest of the world draconian measures like three strikes laws and the DMCA. All parties within the European Parliament have together put forth a resolution that would effectively tackle ACTA.
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google_ninja
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Ok, so I get where you are coming from. Unfortunately, creating art for the sake of creating art will mean that all that exists is low budget artsy type things. Which have their place, but personally, I want my BSG.

My problem is for something with production values to exist, you need some way to make money. Once the rest of the world have caught up to the geeks in terms of technology usage, in the style of copyright you are describing, that would mean all revenue coming from product placement style advertising, where an ad is inseparable from the content, or the content itself becomes an ad.

Personally, I would rather have 20 second commercial breaks every half hour from a hulu style site then that. In fact, the only single thing I hate about hulu is that it is not available outside the states.

Now, maybe I can't just think up an innovative enough model for high quality TV and movies to exist. But the money needs to come from somewhere.

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