[mythtv-users] Boxee/Hulu?

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Feb 27 23:04:55 UTC 2009

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 01:38:48PM -0800, David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Fri, February 27, 2009 12:34 pm, Brian Wood wrote:
> > Eventually all entertainment distribution will be over the net, but that
> > won't happen until the forces of evil finally lose their battle...
> And until people on the Internet become willing to pay for stuff.  The
> "information wants to be free" culture is kind of a barrier right now to

    This has NOTHING to do with 'freebie culture'. This is all about fair
play and equal access and non-discrimination. No one has been trying to 
undermine Hulu's "business model" or "steal" their content. Their content
has been used intact, no different than any YouTube video linked from 3rd 
party website.

    All of this "pirate" and "mooch" rhetoric is just a red herring.

    Trying to play favorites with a public accomodation is something 
that rightfully should generate a lot of negative feedback.

> putting serious amounts of commercial content on the Internet, and
> ad-supported models don't tend to be as profitable online as they are in
> other media.  Forcing the issue with DRM hasn't been successful either, so
> we probably need to wait for online culture to grow up a bit beyond its
> current "gimmee gimmee" stage.

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