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Comment I'm seeing a golden opportunity (Score 1) 315

Everyone complains about intrusive and malware infested advertisement. But I see that as an opportunity.

There is a lot of potential money to be made if a company were started that would screen the advertisements to not be intrusive or full of malware before providing them. They could refuse to serve flash based ads. They could be mobile aware to send only lower bandwidth ads to mobile devices. They could reject ads that push themselves in front of the page's contents. Sure, the extra work would cost money to implement and reduce revenue but people would be less likely to want to reject ads entirely if the ad provider did a little vetting of the ads beforehand. And fewer people running ad blockers would increase the number of ads served which would balance out the cost of vetting the ads.

Comment Re:Star Trek is dead (Score 1) 424

Trek will never die. If this one fails, they'll reboot it again. And again. And again. And every time they do, the fans will line up to pay money to see it. I mean, it's not like they give a damn if they rewrite the entire story line. They've got unlimited possibilities to work with until they find something that keeps the fans in the seats.

Comment Best part of the summary (Score 3) 424

Lucas came up with story treatments for a new trilogy, those materials, to put it bluntly, were discarded

This is absolutely the best thing that could have happened to Star Wars. While he did have good ideas back in the 70's, he's long since used up whatever talent he ever had. He single handedly turned his franchise into "mule fritters" with Episodes 1-3. There is no way for the franchise to go but up now that Lucas is no longer involved.

Good riddance. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Comment Re:Defense will be based on advertising dollars (Score 3, Insightful) 56

The point is that there will be quite a number of fair use cases that end up not being defended in large part because the video (or the channel it's in) doesn't make any money for YouTube. Not only that, they'll probably throw some money at less-than-fully-legitimate fair use videos only because the video (or the channel it's in) does make money for YouTube. For better or worse, It's all about the money.

If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.