Company Can't Stream Video Previews Online
from the seems-odd dept
Maybe I don’t fully understand what’s going on here, but Disney’s distributors have won a case against a company that was streaming previews from their movies over the internet. Originally, the company was streaming the official previews, and when they got in trouble for that, they started making their own previews which they made themselves from the movie. I can understand why the studios might not like it when the company made their own previews (because what if the previews were terrible?), but I’m not sure I understand what the problem was with the original previews. Don’t the movie studios want more people to see the previews, so they’ll go out and see the movie? Update: News.com has a much clearer version of the story. It seems the company, Video Pipeline, had a contract with the studios to sell these previews to video stores. However, the argument is that by streaming the same previews online, they went beyond what was allowed by the contract. So, the real answer to my original question is (of course) the most obvious one: while it’s clear that the movie industry wants more people to see the previews – they’re so greedy that they first want to make as much money as possible by selling those same previews.