Fox Decides To Drive Fans To Piracy, Rather Than Giving Legitimate Options
from the um,-that-doesn't-work dept
The whole article linked above is ridiculous. Even the title is wrong. It says:
"Fox Network to limit Web access to its shows."But that's wrong. People still will have plenty of access... just from unauthorized sources. Then there's this quote from Michael Hopkins, the president of affiliate sales and marketing for Fox Networks:
"We are continually looking at opportunities to provide our pay television distributors with content and products that enhance the value of pay television to subscribers,"I'm somewhat surprised this even needs to be explained in this day and age, but taking away features and locking them up does not "enhance the value" to anyone. This is the sort of thing lots of companies stupidly do. Rather than actually increasing value, they take away value from one set of people, and pretend that means they've increased value for others. Except, it doesn't work that way. All it really does is piss off all the people you just took value away from.