Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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RE: Don't understand
by snowbender on Sat 25th Feb 2012 19:22 UTC in reply to "Don't understand"
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Do you think any smallest part of the money that you give for your ultrafast Internet connection goes in any people actually involved in the creation of those programs?


I don't know about the Netherlands, but in Belgium, I can tell you, that on our bill for tv+internet, there is a separate section which is a tax that was invented because people copy/download stuff illegally. It is supposed to go to the people that create content. I doubt that money ever arrives in the hands of the people that do create the content. Most likely it happens to get stuck in those organisations (SABAM). (see http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110209/04101413022/belgian-colle...)

Secondly, it does not make sense. Either it is illegal to copy/download movies and music, or either you collect a tax for those things, but then you can not forbid people to download, since we already pay for it.

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