bionicRodFunkier than a mohair disco ball.Premium
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Re: give me standalone HBOGO
I don't think HBO's model is unethical (anitethical? :P), it's their channel to do with as they please. I DO think it's stupid, antiquated, and encourages piracy. Please don't take this as me excusing people who pirate...I don't. But making content easier to access and afford reduces piracy. Locking it down only encourages it.
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El QuintronResident Mouth BreatherPremiumReviews:
said by bionicRod:Agreed, but the CEO of HBO has stated that losses due to piracy are less than losses they would incur if they abandoned their current model which isn't to go after TV Subs but to get other channels to pay to be bundled with HBO, which is where the bulk of their income comes from.
But making content easier to access and afford reduces piracy. Locking it down only encourages it.
I did read this in a reputable interview last year, so I'll try and post the link here or PM you with it at some point.
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said by bionicRod:We could stop bank robbers by giving the money first. But we have to set some standard, and the people that own the money put it in the bank for safe keeping and to earn interest.
... But making content easier to access and afford reduces piracy. Locking it down only encourages it.
The people that own the rights (actors, director, investors, even HBO) put the show they own on that restricted channel for safekeeping and to earn a return on their investment in the product.
If either gets stolen they will cease to have a reason to use the bank use HBO( I think that's what you are hoping) but if no safekeeping and return is available they will just stop making them.
Pirates steal from the content owners, but their failure to pay for the use of it increases the share that honest viewers pay
ie Pirates steal from YOU.