posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 07:52 AM
I'm surprised they hadn't come up with the idea a year or two ago.
Andrew Keen has a book out "the cult of the amateur" that goes into ridiculous detail of why the internet is failing but more interestingly, why the
record and movie industry is going bankrupt.
Just get the book from the library, don't buy it because it isn't worth buying.
The recording industry doesn't understand why someone steals their music. The thought of paying full price for a CD that has maybe one decent song.
People want to buy that one song, but have no options. (only very recently have you been able to buy one song at a time for your Ipod or Mp3 player)
The term "cherry picking" is used in this manner. Well, back in the good ol' days of vinyl, people could buy a 45 with the hit on 'A' side and
another song on the 'B' side. It worked for many, many years. You'd think someone would get a clue over this.
As for the movie industry, they just need to release movies quicker on DVD - Blu-ray format. Some people would rather stay at home, let the kids cry,
and eat cheap treats on their on sofa; than pay outrageous prices at capitalistic houses of worship for the movie industry. The industry is starting
to embrace movie on demand, but it is a slow start.
By the same token, there are reasons to use torrent files that are legal.