"If you had an inkling of hope that HBO might start moving away from cable and satellite providers, co-president Eric Kessler is here to extinguish that notion. As reported by mocoNews, Kessler said at an industry event today there was no chance his company's shows (True Blood, The Wire, Game of Thrones, and so on) would be made available to digital non-subscribers. (Starz, meanwhile, was rumored to be considering just such a move.) Kessler explained he thinks cord cutting is more of a temporary phenomenon that will go away when the economy improves, and that partnering with cable and satellite providers allows it to avoid transaction costs."[link]
You know what piracy really is? A clear and undeniable statement of what's wrong with the legal version.
Whether you actually agree with the concept or not, it's prevalence speaks far more of the failings of the current system than the deliberate malice on the part of it's participants - and the inherent suggestion that the current structure of cable and satellite TV will outlast the streaming/on-demand desires that are, even as I write this, on the increase globally?
Well, what can be said? Mr. Kessler's comments are shockingly out of touch with reality.
Then again, why should I be all that surprised when the politicians who listen to these non-thinkers with what can only be described as BOVINE stuidity, continue to consider internet legislation that's not even sensible or workable in reality?
I read recently about a (I believe this one was British, but the USA has their share of them as well) politician that thought "IP address" stood for "intellectual property address".
Yeah. That's how bad.
I want those people making no laws, for anyone, except the one where they write "I WILL NOT TRY TO PASS LEGISLATION I DO NOT UNDERSTAND" 1000 times on the blackboard.