One day, we can only hope these morons get to the point there will be no more resolution to the disputes, so that everyone is out of options: -Hollywood can't distribute their tired wares -Cable can't charge for shows it doesn't have
But the most important...
-Customers will finally have no choice but to give up their cable subscription, and help usher in the new way to receive content: digital streaming.
There's no doubt that Disney and ESPN will eventually figure things out and balance the need for innovation with their desire to protect their existing businesses... Indeed. Here's what that plan will look like:
WARNING - NSA DIRECTIVE - WATCHING THIS COPYRIGHT MATERIAL WITHOUT A CABLE SUBSCRIPTION IS ILLEGAL UNDER THE US COPYRIGHT ACT OF 2022, SECTION 909, ARTICLE 1.
VIOLATORS WILL BE SUBJECT TO ASSET FORFEITURE BASED ON ACCUSATION BY DISNEY OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES. TOTAL ASSET FORFEITURE VALUE WILL NOT BE LESS THAN $500,000.
BY VIEWING THIS COPYRIGHTED WORKS, ALL LEGAL RECOURSE IS WAIVED AND ANY DISPUTES MUST BE SETTLED THROUGH ARBITRATION.
Of course, it'll be unskippable and last 22 minutes.
...but it's a temporary hiccup on the path toward Netflix's eventual goal: uniform, consistent content licensing that looks the same in every country...
*pulls out the Magical Editing Internet Pencil™
...but it's a temporary hiccup on the path toward Netflix's eventual goal: owning 100% of its own content while flipping off Hollywood's RICO law breaking tactics, known as licensing, to deliver what people actually want to see...
There's nothing wrong with native advertising, but for one of the largest sports broadcasters on the planet to be actively attempting to deceive the public is shameful. No, what's shameful is anyone in the public who didn't see these tweets as advertising and disclosure wouldn't help with this level of stupidity.
Welcome to the Unites States of North Korea. We appreciate your patronage on North Korean Airlines as we approach the militarized zone "Lima Alpha X-Ray". Please ensure your tray and seat are in the upright position as we land. If you do not have state-approved ID, you will be detained indefinitely.
As a long-time publisher, I’ve been reasonably successful in this business; I also have always attempted to do everything right. Shur you did.
The fact that, as a publisher, you raped the hell out of authors signed by your business isn't an accurate justification of "successful". All it means is you can legally fuck over your clients because if they refuse, you don't sign them.
In our society, that's call blackmail, asshole.
So your "attempt" translates to "I've seen other publishers get rich off the backs of others, so perhaps I will too."
Karma. Maybe it be delivered one e-book at a time, asshole.