Michael Eisner: Exclusive, Professionally Produced Content Will Define The Internet
from the wanna-bet? dept
Specifically, Eisner still doesn't seem to realize that the internet is a communications medium more than a content medium. That's not to say that there isn't room for professionally produced content online, but focusing on the "exclusivity" part may lead to trouble. These days, people want to be a part of the content they interact with. They don't just want to watch it. They want to share it, they want to comment on it -- they want to be a part of that content. Focusing just on professionally produced and exclusive content is missing the point. We already have media for that: television and movies. The internet is nothing special if it's just yet another way to deliver professionally produced, exclusive content -- and sooner or later perhaps Eisner will realize this. Perhaps it will be the same time that he finally learns that Abraham Lincoln had nothing to do with defining modern intellectual property laws, as he's insisted for years.