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  •  Yes! (5+ / 0-)

    If you look at this from a pure capitalist standpoint, it becomes very, very clear that there is a market not being exploited here.  And that market is finding its resources without the help from normal suppliers because the normal suppliers refuse to supply it the way the new market demands.  

    So much opportunity being wasted...

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. MLK Jr.

    by koosah on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 07:30:36 AM PST

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    •  It is not unprecedented for governments (2+ / 0-)
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      to send out armadas to protect the merchant ships from piracy :) -- But the difference here is that the film and television industry want to sell what's on their ships - so they have to go out and figure out how to do that.  It is ironic in a way that they can reach more people than ever, but can't seem to see the good in that expansion of their audience potential.

      •  Yep! (5+ / 0-)

        They have been dragged kicking and screaming into each new innovation.

        Currently, though, we are in the midst of more than just a technology upgrade.  We are having a cultural paradigm shift about what "information" means to people and how they have access to it.

        It's really like telling people that they should slow down and take two months to get to Europe.  Or walk to the store instead of using Amazon.  Or quit using their phones to communicate.  What if thirty years ago the communication industry had said  "Nope.  You can't have a phone that you can take anywhere with you.  We have too much invested in laying cables and wire everywhere.  Think of the jobs that will be lost."  

        Sounds really stupid doesn't it?  Because there were boatloads of jobs in making the technology for wireless phones and systems.  

        This is a cultural shift and the RIAA and MPAA are positioning themselves on the wrong side of it willfully.

        Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. MLK Jr.

        by koosah on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 07:49:52 AM PST

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