-Embrace streaming. The infrastructure is there. The technology is mature. Drive-in theaters died a long time ago, and so will megaplexes. Deal with it. Stop fighting Netflix. Stop trying to cling onto your antiquated distribution platform..
I couldn't agree more the antiquated distribution platform needs a rewrite for the 21st century. Although Drive-in theaters are not completely dead yet. We have one locally where I am at that shows double features every night during the summer showing current movies or sometimes ones that have been out a few months. I can get myself and my two boys in for less then $10 and about the same for snacks. so for $20 I get three people into see 2 movies. go to a traditional movie theatre and that has just ballooned to $50 or $60 dollars for the 3 of us to see 1 movie. I'll continue to go to the Drive-in as long as it is around 78th year this coming season I believe.
I also have to agree with the person who said that Money (or some sort of Graft) had to have changed hands for the judge to change so radically from 2007 to now. It is a sad commentary on were we are heading when judges and politicians cannot be bothered to do what is right and actually try to learn about what they are making laws about. the content laws and changes from the content industries that they are trying to make like, Game companies trying to kill the used game market, (you know resale of movies and cds will be next), SOPA (lets not forget C-11 in Canada, ACTA in Europe etc. they are trying to get the provisions passed outside the US and then will come back and say they have these laws lets be equals), DCMA, RIAA/MPAA biting the hand that feeds it by suing customers.
I forsee a day when my consumption of media companies content will be at zero, i have already made my decision if the new Xbox 720 comes out with used game restrictions I will stay on the current systems and continue to purchase the games that do not have these restrictions.
What ever happened to the days of fair use it seems like it is slowly dying a painful death at the hands of media companies that would rather we pay for media each time we listen to it.
Well, MPAA head (and former Senator) Chris Dodd has said that the reason SOPA failed was because people were able to speak their mind and the MPAA didn't have any outlet for "correcting" us. (No outlets at all... Ignore the fact that they own all of those TV stations.) We need to get rid of that pesky freedom of speech for the common folk (aka Consumers). Our only right should be the right to purchase the MPAA/RIAA-approved entertainment materials that the MPAA/RIAA tell us to purchase.
yeah that whole freedom of speech is a pesky problem for the MPAA/RIAA. Though I think its high time to start taking that freedom of speech and walk away from consuming the stuff that they produce. I haven't had cable TV in over a year, If I go to the movies it is the local drive in that I get to see 2 movies for me and my 2 boys for $10 and popcorn and drinks for a extra $10. There are so many other ways to spend time without helping to fill their coffers to buy politicians and further their agenda.
The risks are almost *exactly* the same except for one part. It is just a matter do you trust an external source to do it as good or better as you and be around for longer than you? Remember that external company is not beholden to you (like an employee) but to their owners. Remember they may go out of business before you.
I have to agree, and this is one of my problems with the cloud. Once a outside company has the data, who has the say on what happens to it if the company goes belly up. It opens up the potential for third parties to access the data. for corporations this really doesn't make sense especially when most have a data center and employees already.
for personal use I don't trust a third party with much of my data. I have my own backups and keep most of it in-house. With the new update to the Xbox 360 Microsoft just released there is now a cloud option for saving your game saves so you can play anywhere. something like this that has no "value" makes perfect sense to me to save in the cloud as who is really going to care that I'm 2/3rd of the way through call of duty and if I lose the save game so what. I can replay it as I have a disc with the game on it and I don't have to worry about a company turning off my ability to use it, selling the company, or going bankrupt.
For me this is the greatest argument against the cloud, You are at the mercy of the company running the cloud, if they decide to flip the switch one day and turn it off, due to any reason, your SOL. Depending on a third party to host data in todays day and age is not the best move, to many variables and potential downsides or ways to lose the data.