I always thought it was strange that the Cable Co. had to pay for carrying content with advertising. In a real world the content provider would pay the Cable Co. for carrying the content, since the advertising should pay for generating the content.
No, not ignorance. Ignorance is the lack of education. This is stupidity plain and simple. This shows the reason the "average" IQ is only 100, and maybe decreasing. Why is it that MPAA, RIAA, USTR, and other media exec jobs draw from the "I've no clue" pool?
... let's select the "weekly box office winners" by counting the number of tickets sold, not the sum of the price of all the tickets. Wonder how some of the oldies would come in.
Getting rid of the Oscars would free about 10,000 hours of TV time and think of the newsprint saved.
But removing movies and music from copyright would sure help. They got it wrong in the early 1900s when they added them. When I was a programmer early in my career, I got paid once for the program, not each time it was executed, which is what happens for movies and music.
No, censorship is the so-called "right to forget". Google should have turned over all the requests to the court and not done anything until a court-order was received, then appealed each and every one.
.. and they're terrible in predicting repair times ...
... Parts of No. Va. were out today, 11/19/2014, from about 9AM to 6-6:30 PM but on each of 3 phone calls I got the message "we'll be back up in about an hour" from a live person. I game up about 2ish. And at their request, I left a phone number for them to call when it came back up: no call even not 3 hours after restoration !!
Well, maybe, just MAYBE, the govt "idiots" weren't as dense as you might think. They got a win-win result: consumers aren't really hurt (except for the discount) and the really stupid retails have to live with what they asked for.