How is this different from the ala carte system we've been begging cable TV to provide for years? Sounds like we're finally getting it.
Eventually these services will morph from exclusive content to niche content - catering to specific audiences the way various cable channels serve niche content. Criterion is already leaving Hulu to start it own service targeting arthouse films and Criterion's largely foreign language collection.
Streaming services will always be hampered by the fact that all content has to be licensed. They will never provide everything the way a store or library or Redbox or other disc-based rental service can.
Someday these studios are going to figure out they can make more money licensing their stuff out to fans than they can making their own official product. Shift the cost of production out to amateur third parties and collect a percentage of the revenue. Anything that turns out decent they can purchase and release as "official" - the holy grail for fan creators.
Since tax collection is the government's job, why shouldn't they do it? I'm tired of the government outsourcing their work to private industry that then starts lobbying the government to maintain those lucrative contracts.
I want to go back in time to 1971 and tell Led Zeppelin if they record that song, they'll have to go to court 45 years later because someone will claim it's infringing - just to see the look on their faces.
Even if you try and avoid the agents that spawn these things, anything that becomes popular that's outside their control eventually gets bought and by these agents and falls under their control, because they have more money than anyone else.
Then you're stuck with the things you love in the hands of those working against your interests. All you can hope for is that nobody else likes the things you like.