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Originally posted by SonyAD
A lot of very ignorant people spouting off here. Lots of disinformation and misinformation being regurgitated. Nothing new. People so enjoy prattling on about things they know little about.
In any case, Rupert has my permission to go slit his wrists. The only threats to the internet are ISP greed (antitrust and anti-cartel legislation) and DRM (think Motion Picture Association of America, Recording Industry Association of America and all the people and assholes they represent having the impudence to seek remuneration for watching their films, listening to their music and using their software).
Originally posted by reugen
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
When Murdoch says "The current days of the internet will soon be over.” " I think he is referring to new legislation on copyright issues. The problem for old media is that almost everyone is reading their news either through Google interface or just small excerpts published on blogs. That way they can not drive ad revenue.
Originally posted by standerThese guys are not a threat to the Internet; they are threat to your valet -- that's all, simple as that. Or are you under the impression that Napster took down half of the Internet when the "impudent remunerators" won?
Originally posted by SonyAD
And you can be sure that, were it not for free competition and anti consolidation laws, ISPs and big telecom firms would jump on making most everything prohibitively expensive, charging by the hundred megabytes of bandwidth used, etc.
In the case of Time Warner Cable, customers will be charged from $29.95 to $54.90 a month, based on data consumption and desired connection speed. Customers will be charged $1 for each gigabyte (GB) over their plan's cap. Time Warner Cable offers four cap levels of 5, 10, 20, and 40 GB. A download of a high-definition movie typically eats up about 8 GB. A recent report from Sanford C. Bernstein suggests that a family on the 40 GB plan that streams 7.25 hours of online video a week (a fraction of the 60 hours Americans spend watching TV in a week) could end up spending $200 per month on broadband usage fees. And that's just for video viewing, before factoring in such Internet activities as music downloads and photo sharing. "To put it mildly," says Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett, "the decision to limit data consumption can be expected to have profound implications for [consumer] behavior."
Originally posted by stander
We are not discussing here the end of Netflix; it's about the end of the Internet the way Murdoch's words are interpreted or misinterpreted.
Let me briefly explain how the "anti-consolidation laws" no worky:
consumer behavior -----> www.coverups.com...