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wTuesday, September 17, 2002

Embrace and Drown? Microsoft proposes flooding p2p networks with content


IBC experts find Hollywood it's own worst enemy

In a story headlined "Studios not pirates are the digital rights challenge, says IBC panel" David Benjamin, a Paris-based freelance writer, reports a few interesting quotes at a recent contentious meeting of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) convened in Amsterdam.

From a Video-on-Demand company: "Technology is not the problem. It's the content cartel!"

From Microsoft: ""Yes, the Internet is a source of leakage. But there is no legitimate content source...Why not just flood the peer-to-peer services with legitimate content? ...Instead of fighting it, why not just embrace it?"

The Video-on-Demand services companies are worried over the current MPAA/RIAA assault on technology. To hear them tell it, Hollywood's reluctance to the release the best movies in digital form, it's draconian demand of 60 percent of revenue from all use of its content, is a formula for a "digital train wreck."

This withholding of content from legitimate online services threatens some of the very businesses trying to uphold the industry's outdated business model, i.e. license content and let MPAA/RIAA, ASCAP and BMI handle the royalty payments, which are based on sales statistics rather than actual sales or usage.

Microsoft observed that there currently is no "legitimate content source" for digital movies.

Worth a look: http://www.eetimes.com/sys/news/OEG20020916S0019



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