This is what I thought when reading this as well. As another example, one might be able to apply and get a trademark on something like "waterfall" today for clothing, etc. That doesn't mean you suddenly have a famous trademark because the word is in regular use for purposes other than referring to your trademark.
That is exactly was ala cart cable is about. The whole point of ala cart (anything, but in this case) cable was to cut down on the extra crap that you have to buy if you want to watch any particular show. Instead of buying a whole bundle of channels, you only have to buy one. It's still paying for extra crap, but at least it's less extra crap. Buying a whole streaming service for a particular program would be paying for more extra crap you don't want rather than less.
I kind-of think that the focus on exclusive content will not end up being that large a deal going forward. Most people just won't care enough to buy multiple services. Those that do will not be enough to support the fringe services and they won't last. This is my prediction.
Exactly, and when they get it wrong it can be very dangerous, like instead of stopping bad actions, they go and dictate which actions must be taken, in this case that Google must spam it's own customers with crap it believes it's customers won't like.
Unfortunately, a live public facebook account something constantly altered and not something that is possible to not alter in any way. You have the choice of letting it decay quickly away from what it was at the time or taking steps to preserve it as it was.
The only reason anyone is considering this option now is because google is big enough to absorb all the wasted effort.
If Google had "done the right thing" by your definition years ago, they would have wasted a whole bunch of resources building something that is of no use to them, they would be less efficient that the competition who would have laid them to waste and you would be whining about someone else right now who didn't "do the right thing" (ie: work for you for nothing).
really? but even if you ignore the misleading scale the graph doesn't even have a correlating spike or anything at the point when revenue the level off happens.. It's just "somewhere" in the general uptrend of takedown notices. How is that supposed to imply causation?