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Comment: A dying industry lashing out... (Score 5, Insightful) 134

by msmercenary (#15404857) Attached to: Cablevision Sued Over Remote DVR Plan
As has been pointed out here on /. many times before, any industry whose business model relies on controlling the channels of media distribution is now dying a death from obsolescence, thanks to ubiquitous electronic distribution.

This legal move by the networks, which obviously has no customer benefit, is clearly a sign of this malady. We are now seeing more and more suits like this as companies, desperately trying to cling to a failing business model, turn to the law to prop up their house of cards. And it is their last, best hope. The government is quite likely the only organization more resistant to change than the media industries.

Some people have a great ambition: to build something that will last, at least until they've finished building it.

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