[LINK] consultation re piracy
kim at holburn.net
Thu Jun 18 17:59:35 EST 2009
When I first got transact they had VOD. They were kind of insistent
that I used it. Every month I got promotions for VOD. I was so happy
when I could ditch the contract and the TV and go for web and phone
only. I seem to remember I got a couple of sad letters after that
about how great their VOD service was.
The only trouble with their VOD service was they never had any
current, popular movies. I never, in those couple of years, ever
found any movie I was interested in watching.
Conclusion: the movie industry wouldn't allow any of their decent
movies onto the VOD service.
Pity, A few years before in 2000 I stayed with a friend in Hong Kong.
He had an amazing ISP that was like MEGA bits per second (in 2000) and
TV and VOD with a bunch of currrent movies each month. Sigh.
On 2009/Jun/18, at 5:43 AM, Tom Koltai wrote:
> It's OK Stil,
> I have less compunction about posting what I think.
> In fact I liked John Linton's [Exetel] solution so much that I logged
> about it....
> My conclusion is:
> Is that encouraging users at other ISP's to download content
> Has the ACCC done anything about it?
> ACCC? Well, yes, they're the people you call when a group of companies
> has created a cartel designed to keep the little guys from getting a
> piece of the action. In other words, a cartel is any group of
> that are working together in an anti competitive manner.
> But of the "cartel's" actions are causing lack of choice and by
> forcing users at smaller ISP's to illegally download movies, doesn't
> that mean that that the cartel is an accessory to the illegal download
> of movies.
> Well, yes. However, in Australia we don't have a RICO Act, so it would
> be a difficult case to prosecute.
> So Koltai, what are you saying here? Are you saying that the Content
> industry's long lunches and preference to doing business by lawyers
> lawyers created the entire P2P download fiasco in the first place.
> "Ummmm, yes, that's what I'm saying."
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