[LINK] more on iiNet and AFACT
francisoconnor3 at bigpond.com
Thu Mar 3 14:34:45 EST 2011
Rather speculative reasoning from the legal profession, but since
this looks like it may become a good income stream for them ... not
The smarter move for the industry would be to revisit their business
model ... but they've never been smart at doing that. Smart at
lobbying politicians. Smart at recharging customers for the same
content on different media. Smart at diddling actual copyright
holders out of royalties. Smart at pretty well anything that defrauds
any part of the entertainment chain but them from their rightful
But not smart about technology, and not smart about adjusting the
business model which has served them so well (in the above ripping
off of clients, suppliers, producers, writers, economies that sponsor
them through grants... in Australia, NZ, et alia ... and the like.)
In the past they had everyone over the barrel with the technological
and capital requirements of producing and distributing major films
and video ... but that is all changing. That technology is now
cheaper, more capable and and more accessible ... meaning that those
who feed at the film and/or music industry troughs are now as
vulnerable as blacksmiths were 120 years ago.
It'll be interesting to see how this all washes out ... but the
Indies are thriving in the current environment. It's the big studios
that see themselves threatened (and pirated content is only one of
On the poll ... those questions were put in a very leading manner and
made assumptions that all poll participants were actually pirating
("Will you be more or less frightened of getting caught" tends to be
a bit of a leader) ... but it seems the large majority aren't to
fussed about the legal prognostications on the iiNet decision.
Just my 2 cents worth ...
At 1:32 PM +1100 3/3/11, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>Be sure to look at the poll results.
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