Love this comic that illustrates perfectly how annoying it often still is to try and legally acquire tv/movies/music and (by contrast) how quick and easy it often is to pirate the same content. I can't believe it's been >10 years since Napster "showed us the way" and we still don't have a legal system with the ease and ubiquity of the alternative. Sigh. /via
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- ...no reason, of course, except the fact that congress is totally captured by big money, including Hollywood, that is (asexplains brilliantly and persuasively in his latest book, Republic Lost).Feb 20, 2012
- A compulsory license for streaming is precisely the solution that I think makes the most sense.
Are there any lobby groups attempting to get it passed? Because I think it is time it moved beyond the whole a-few-people-think-it-is-a-good-idea stage.Feb 20, 2012
- Good one. Another example was the current TimeWarner/MSG Knicks issue. See the fantastic segment the Daily Show had last night: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-february-20-2012/lindecision-2012Feb 21, 2012
- @Michael Kazin
"Sorry this video is not available from your location".
Oh the irony.Feb 21, 2012
- My point precisely.Feb 21, 2012
- FAT EDIT----- I just double checked that... WOW... I completely missed the point of the Amazon screen. Doh. It does seem that in this day and age media should be more readily available.. If I'm not mistaken, in the UK aren't individual episodes of some shows almost immediately available online?Feb 21, 2012