Uneducated Northern Cretin
- Jul 15, 2006
They do think of ways to stop pirating; some of those ways include turning a blind eye to Netflix' laissez faire attitude towards geoblocking, and it works; a few years ago there were no legitimate online pay tv services, now there are several; but broadcast TV deals are still their bread and butter, and will remain so for longer than a lot of us expected, so they have to protect their market. Most of them will have made the calculation that the Netflix' bigger international markets now have enough content to stand on their own without leaching off US access (Netflix will almost certainly have data to back this) and now that Netflix is actually creating more and more of its own stuff it means they also own their own distribution. When Netflix thought blocking US access would hurt them, they made it easy to circumvent their blocks, now, they think it won't really hurt them, and they're probably right.
Hasn't really worked though has it.
With the world getting smaller and smaller, there really needs to be some more international laws and stuff to deal with stuff that is almost wholly dealt with over the internet.
I have no interest in stopping downloading and watching conventional TV; the content where ever I look isn't sufficient, unless you're willing to pay ridiculous amounts of money, and with the amount of money that these distributors are rolling in; fuck that.
Why can the music industry 'make it work' and the film industry can't? £££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££