Librarians and consumers alike have wanted movies to be like music with a
kind of one stop or close to it licensing mode but again due to the HUGE
number of different owners all over the world this will not happen
What I personally fear is that the studios will get their pound of flesh in
Huge licensing agreements but independent and individual rights holders will
get screwed as they really can not do this on that scale
> On 8/22/05 8:41 AM "Jessica Rosner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> sent this out:
>> The technology may be there but I don't think the rights issues will
>> ever catch up.
> The rights issues will be sorted out relatively immediately once consumers
> require/prefer on-demand streaming delivery.
> For example, that's how VHS came to replace 16mm film in K-12 education.
> Once consumers started buying VHS players in vast quantities, the prices
> came down and the schools could afford the players. Bzzzzzt! No more 16mm
> Once consumers expect streaming delivery and it's affordable, bzzzzt! no
> more physical media!
> Those producers/distributors who don't work out rights issues will no longer
> be distributing their materials once the transition from physical to virtual
> media fully unfolds.
> Rick Faaberg
> Ps. I'm walking the talk - I watch on-demand via Comcast cable vs. going to
> Blockbuster to rent the same title.
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