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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Comment by scarr
by scarr on Sat 25th Feb 2012 15:09 UTC
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I think most would agree artists should be compensated for what they do. They do add to our society and so we should compensate them so they can continue to do so. 'How much', is a debate I really don't want to have.

Distributors however, no longer provide a valuable service. These are the people who need to find a new job. Sorry! Life sucks sometimes. You'll be fine though.

So, how do we ensure artists are compensated when I can download a full HD show in 45 minutes (or less) with three or max four mouse clicks? Simple. Let me click 4 times to get the show while also providing reasonable compensation. Make sure the content is available (it never is). Make sure the compensation is reasonable (it currently isn't). And don't treat me like a thief (DRM). I guarantee most of us will switch to that service. In fact, you could even leverage bit torrent for that service. Your investment in hosting a tracker is going to be very minimal.

I'm dreaming I know. But that's ok. Status quo is fine for me. It's cheaper for me if they drag their feet.

Edited 2012-02-25 15:09 UTC

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