Originally Posted by dima333a
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.
Personally I hate it. Streaming content has ruined the quality of audio and now video. And people then complain that their HDTV barely looks better than their old SD one.
Well, try not streaming DVD quality and using a blu-ray disc instead?
Plus it is choking up a huge percentage of the internet in the US. So we have a clogged up internet where people either get stuck with slow downloads and uploads for stuff that actually needs to be done on the net or higher bills as they increase capacity and most people end up watching utterly junky quality video with poor audio.
I like owning hard content or unprotected, non-streamed, owned soft content.
I know I am now a minority I guess, but it is a shame (although itunes is close to the latter actually, the only thing lacking is that they don't offer lossless, so I'm not really that much in the minority).