Danny Sullivan explains with a real world example that gets repeated daily around the world why we should not even bother to try and protect the business models of Rupert Murdoch and his cronies. They create artificial scarcity where there is no technical or logical reason for it and then wonder why people say "screw it" and just go to Pirate Bay or some other site that is streaming their content.
Don't protect big Hollywood, it doesn't deserve it. Advertisers should go to smaller online content creators like Leo Laporte, Revision3, Felicia Day and many others. Support their production efforts so they can distribute original content online and transform the entertainment and information business.
#sopa #pipa #content
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Watching last week's episode of The Simpsons turned out to be impossible despite all the money I already pay that gets filtered to Rupert Murdoch through DirectTV, Hulu and Netflix. Yet, if I wanted to fire up my computer, he was willing to give it to me for free. A weird lesson this taught my son; bad business model it seemed to me.
Dear Rupert Murdoch: Let’s Talk Piracy & “The Simpsons”
Rupert, my son had a simple request. “Daddy, can we watch last week's episode of The Simpsons?” No, son, we can't. You can blame Rupert Murdoch for that. Rupert, I know you're all upset ab…
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