Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 14th Mar 2012 07:06 UTC
Multimedia, AV By reading various media news in the last year or so, a very disturbing pattern appeared. When media providers like Amazon, Apple, Google, Netfix, Microsoft tried to license content off of Hollywood, they were either given extremely high prices, or they were being rejected altogether. Microsoft even canceled a finished XBoX360-related video product recently because they couldn't license content easily, Netflix is given harder and harder time as time goes by (notice how only a few good movies were added to their streaming service in the last few months), and even the almighty Apple had the door shut on its face numerous times.
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RE[2]: just buy them!
by orestes on Wed 14th Mar 2012 13:42 UTC in reply to "RE: just buy them!"
orestes
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That'd work, for a while, then collective profit motives would get in the way of delivering content efficiently again and we'd be right back where we started with new faces on the same old beast.

The best hope would most likely be for the artists and producers themselves to find a way to connect directly with the consumer to secure funding, similar to the path Kickstart is exploring for the video game world.

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