Originally Posted by Dean Roddey
I never said anything about disc distribution. Streaming is available and will become more so in the future. As to your point above, I kind of imagine that, once those people actually get into executive levels in large companies, they'll have grown up enough to understand that you can't have a company unless you can protect your product from widespread, consequence free theft.
Well, the protection should not affect the rights of legal owners. That is the whole point! (What the point of killing the desease, if it renders patient a vegetable? )The content creator in attempt to protect himself, has to consider the people that are going to support him by paying the money.
Right now, it is not exactly my fight. I already have all my CDs on my home media server and I listen all of them through Logitech streaming system at home. I love it. I can pick and choose through my electronic library with android tablet, see the cover pages of albums and see track names and so on. My eye sight is not great, and the tablet is far superior to any remote / front panel screen.
I own just a few DVDs, because I see no sense in owing DVDs or BDs... simply because I have access to the majority of the content through my Netflix subsciption (been with Netflix since mid 2005?.... or something,,, long enough.). A lot of it is instant streaming service, and it is rather affordable! (much cheaper than cable service). Before I had to pay only 9$ per month, now with their CEO doing some cutting and slushing it is more, and I have added BD option. Frankly I do not see any need to pirate anything.... it is always there for me with my Netflix subscription. Why bother?
However, I do not feel it is O.K. to limit rights of the person who pays money for the DVD or BD disc. Ideally I would like to be able to have everything in electronic form and be able to stream through home server. I would like to be able to rip soundtrack from movies and use it for my home videos. I would like to have the right of having back ups.
P.S. I think Netflix's mode of distribution is great and fights piracy much better than any law. a) - it is affordable b) - you cannot and do not need to copy anything c) it is fairly convenient. That is the whole point of revising the industry - do not try to enforce, what you cannot enforce. Change the way you are doing business, so that enforcing is not required. There are a lot of examples when piracy is not an issue, simply because of the business model.
P.S. II - Another example of bad protection is SACD - a great format, great sound, heavy protection. It has lost to CD badly. SONY finally stopped making SACD ( sad sad sad story). Sometimes protecting does not mean actually making it difficult to copy/ to get. Sometimes protection can be done though making it unnesesary to steal. ( As one guy said- it is much easier to survive if nobody wants to kill you. While having the army, may not protect you if somebody really really wants to kill you.Edited by dima333a - 11/18/12 at 8:48am