Originally Posted by Corellianrogue
My guess is that the ISPs will demand a fee from either the digital distribution companies or the studios for every movie (or extra content, basically any download) that's downloaded.
Good! Let greed and fighting among the service and content providers drive up the download cost.
I don't want to have a part of any system where the end goal is getting a piece of what's in my wallet every time I hit play. I am sure I am going to hear arguements that this not the plan, but without physical media THE MEDIA COMPANIES CAN CHANGE THE RULES WHENEVER they choose.
I have no problem with digital distribution as an alternative, but at no point do I want digital distribution to be the SOLE way to get content.
Do any of us want to pay someone every time we hear a favorite music track, watch our favorite movie or read a chapter in our favorite book?
Consumers need physical media to exist or we lose all of our FAIR USE rights.
To the media companies, I will never spend a DAMN dollar on your products if physical media is replaced by digital distribution completely.