I just don't understand why the TV companies aren't paying attention.
I think the vast majority of Hulu users wouldn't mind paying $5-10/month if we felt we were getting something in return - Easily accessible, No commercials, longer retention period of shows, access from ANY device, etc....
They're shooting themselves in the foot with these ridiculous restrictions. They need someone with vision who will actually listen to what consumers want.
yes, i agree. the article doesn't make it clear if the newspaper bought 1.3 million CDs and handed them out.
If so, I don't see a problem with that & the estate should be happy someone bought so many CDs.
None of this information is personally identifiable. There is no way to 'disaggregate' the information to correlate it with a specific buyer without further information. Unless, you know, you're the only one that lives at that particular postal code.
Are you kidding me? are you new to this site or just haven't been paying attention. It has been reported time and time again about how supposed non-identifiable information can lead straight to the "non-identifiable" person.
I read this in our local san antonio newspaper a couple of days ago - in the comments section, developers actually argued that this would incentivize them to invest MORE in the development area and community.
I almost spit diet coke all over my keyboard when I read that.
My favorite example of a "toy" seemingly becoming a driving force behind an entire segment of technology - the original Xbox.
It was initially modded in order to play backed-up games.
Smarter people quickly realized that with a media player installed (XBMC), one could have a great 1080i upconverting media center without spending several hundred to thousands of dollars.
M$ did their best to quash the modders, but failed. However, they did the smart thing (and so did Sony) by understanding the importance of a media center and incorporate those ideas into their next-gen consoles.
Everyone who watches a movie on their home TV streamed over their network from a server or from an online source owes a big "thank you" to those original Xbox modders.