Shouldnt be the end Pay carriage fees like everyone else, and you might still have a product.
Re: Shouldnt be the end
said by Strange :Now pay carriage fees, pay the residential ISP, and...
Pay carriage fees like everyone else, and you might still have a product.
All for something that doesn't infringe.
Re: Shouldnt be the end Retrans fees and the operator:
1. I get paid by commercials (Check)
2. I get free spectrum worth billions but have to transmit minimally for free. This can be quality but ATSC screwed the goat on multi-path. So maybe 5% can get it, and you need cumbersome equipment (check)
3. I create some made-up law through lobbying to create a monopoly and lock out competing regional players (check)
4. I then charge the last-mile service provider a fee which I make up because of (3) for providing MY product in a quality fashion to millions (check), which can otherwise be delivered for free.
I ask you folks name a situation outside of this where the PROVIDER charges a supplier MORE money than the competition for delivering their product to reach millions at quality? My point is the operators are delivering their product which can be free so they make more money (ads), then they turn around a charge the supplier ADDITIONAL MONEY for actually providing that service, which they would be out of business otherwise or making much less profit.
If that isn't backwards fu**ed up, I don't know what is. That essentially has no economic model in a capitalist market, other than through some legislative stoke of the pen defying all economic realities. And we have the government to thank for that...
said by zefie:Let 'em. I doubt SCOTUS is much impressed by the size of a legal team.
This comment is just making the networks throw more money at their lawyers.
If the money-grubbing networks manage to kill Aereo I guess you'll see a bunch of Roku boxes for sale, ours being one of them, and I guess we just won't watch TV when it's unwatchable OTA.
That's okay by me. (Thinking...) I've watched a Grand Total of... heh... really...? (thinks again...) Well, it turns out that, because of re-runs, I've watched zero local/network television so far this week, except for the entertainment that passes as "news."
Wouldn't it be really funny, tho, if this backfired on them? It doesn't happen often, and I doubt it will in this case, but sometimes Court reverses itself.