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Comment: Re:International Copyright (Score 1) 172

by skirmish666 (#47921667) Attached to: Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

I wonder if the broadcasters could let the content providers break the contract, in exchange for some agreement. Or if they can sub-license the rights back to Netflix, and profit as a middleman.

It would need to be a profitable arrangement for all involved; these are publicly listed companies and they're legally required to act in the best interest of their shareholders.
With a three way split on profits (middleman situation) it's unlikely that it would be possible for all three organizations to get the best deal for their shareholders: someone is going to be paying more or selling for less than they ideally would like to.
In order to sell the rights the seller would have sell them at greater than the profit forecasted to be returned by their ownership of those rights which would be unlikely to provide any value to the purchaser, meaning that they wouldn't be acting in the best interest of their shareholders.
Both of these would also need to be expressly permitted by the content provider as well, adding another layer of legal expenses.
/my 2c

Comment: Re:International Copyright (Score 1) 172

by skirmish666 (#47918231) Attached to: Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

"Licensing issues" seems to be the standard reply. But, why would licensing in Australia be different from licensing elsewhere? Isn't a show streamed to Australia is just as profitable as a show streamed to Europe or America?

It isn't necessarily less profitable per capita. The licencing issue is that existing distributors have contracts with overseas production firms preventing other distributors from supplying the same material.
The situation isn't completely different in the USA - if you look at the selection of TV shows available to US Netflix subscribers compared to what's available to Latin American Netflix subscribers there's a surprisingly larger selection for Latin America.

Comment: Re:That's a garbage lawsuit (Score 1) 286

- so every second line consists of pixels from previous frames, but those are still pixels that are not the same as the ones in the current frame, the output has all of the 1920x1080 pixels in it, it's not like 2 lines of pixels are just 1 line stretched vertically. Technically Sony should win this.

That makes it 1080i, not 1080p. If Sony's advertising this as 1080p technically they should lose. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...

Comment: Re:i wonder.. (Score 1) 530

by skirmish666 (#45213507) Attached to: First Experimental Evidence That Time Is an Emergent Quantum Phenomenon
The velocity of A _relative_ to B is velocityA+velocityB. There's no rule in physics that says two photons travelling to a common point from opposite directions are slowed down relative to each other.
If I can see two lights located one light second away from me in opposing directions and they're both turned on simultaneously the photons that reach me will both arrive at the same time, one second after they're turned on. They're moving at light speed relative to the medium they're travelling through, not each other.

Reference the NULL within NULL, it is the gateway to all wizardry.

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