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The End of Content Ownership 247

Posted by Soulskill
from the provisionally-renting-a-license-to-borrow-transient-ephemera dept.
adeelarshad82 writes "In recent weeks companies like Amazon, Sony, Google, Verizon, 24symbols and others have started to roll out 'cloud-based' content streaming and on-demand services (or plans) for movies, music and even books. Video on demand is nothing new, nor is streaming. The difference now, though, is that companies like Amazon want you to stream your own content. This article sheds some light on how the cloud, along with subscription and on-demand services, will transform our perception of content access and ownership."
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The End of Content Ownership

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  • by Dcnjoe60 (682885) on Monday April 11, 2011 @04:01PM (#35785236)

    The problem with everything being in the cloud is that the government can make the cloud go away. Didn't slashdot just have a discussion on how the internet helped with the changes in Egypt? Once everything is in the cloud, what is to stop some government from cutting off its people from the cloud?

    This proposal is a lot more than being able to stream Avatar to any device you want. It is really about who controls your access to information (your own or licensed).

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