yet again …

net_neutrality_poster“The project would let cable and satellite TV subscribers watch up-to-date cable shows on the Web, and possibly on mobile phones, for free possibly as soon as this summer, the sources said. The idea is to give customers added flexibility to view their favorite shows. It is also seen as a preemptive strike against possible ‘cord-cutting’ of video services, particularly by younger subscribers used to watching other programs online.”

U.S. cable, programmers set for Web TV by summer

this move will here by make services like Hulu and youtube Illegal most likely once the content providers start offering to give this content to their customer base, they will go after the online services and shut them down because they are “stealing.” Now I’m not saying this is what is going to happen but if you just look back at whats been going on the conglomerates are following a trend the adopt new technology set it up to make money only offer to ppl one way and over price the service them go after the services that provide it free because its stealing from them.

Never underestimate Cable Co’s ability to keep customers trapped to their ridiculous subscriptions loaded with garbage channels no one watches. we get to watch how some of the most hated and unnecessary companies in the world threaten, litigate and legislate their way into a new revenue stream that the consumer then forced to accept.

Here’s where net neutrality becomes even more important than ever… If they can start wedging out the “real” content sites once the ISP’s start providing their own content, then we’re going to have some difficult times ahead for the Internet.

the copyrights are worth more…

…than your human rights

Ive been following The Pirate Bay trial that been swarming all over the place. this also goes back to my previous post about the ways of the dinosaur. content providers as well as our friends in the recording/movie industry are trying to make it next to impossible to enjoy the content they produce because they feel that they need more money, i mean apparently they dont own enough lear jets… i came across this cartoon at the pirate bay.


356 photos – photo 52

well i didnt actully use a camera to take this photo but its technically  photo of my computer screen while playing the game left4dead its a screenshot i make da rules and this is much more exciteing than the pic i took yesterday..

also its has some gore in it so you will have to click the link to see it…. if you dont like blood and guts dont click it … also its jsut zombie blood and guts … its jsut a game !

click here to see the photo – farm house

ways of the dinosaur

Popular online video web site Hulu has gained major traction in the past year, thanks in part to integration with popular, cutting edge apps like Boxee. As of Friday, Hulu on Boxee is no more.  as i had said on Twitter the other day;content providers should just stop providing content. after all, they dont want anyone to enjoy the content they provide.

Not least is the fact that, in relation to Hulu, technically speaking Boxee is just a web browser that happens to be optimized for a ‘ten foot’ or TV-like viewing experience rather than for when you’re sat directly in front of the PC. And crucially, since Boxee has yet to license its software to set-top box makers or build a box of its own, the only way to get Boxee content onto a TV is via a PC (aside from running Boxee on a hacked AppleTV). Once the PC is using the TV as its monitor, any content can be displayed on the television, including using a standard web browser such as Firefox, IE or Safari to access Hulu or any online video site. All Boxee has done is design a better browsing experience for when you’re sat further away. In other words, Boxee alone doesn’t enable Hulu to be viewed on the TV, it just makes it more convenient.

and apparently content providers hate things that make something convenient to the consumer…

What they’re afraid of, it seems, is that if television content online can be conveniently piped back to the TV, users may cancel their cable TV subscriptions or equivalents altogether.

its seems more and more “content Porviders” jump on the band wagon to offer media. well as soon as it becomes very popular these providers try their hardest to make it unavailable such as this post from engadget.

Option 1: Shows are available online via an easily accessible advertising revenue supported platform (eg: Hulu). People can watch the shows on their TV via Boxee or similar, or watch them in the browser on their computer. People use this due to ease of use. Content provider receives advertising revenue.

Option 2: Shows are only available online via a subscription service bundled with cable supplier or similar . Only people who can access it are those with the correct cable supplier, and is limited to the supplier’s choice of where they can watch it. Additional effort/cost is more than the additional effort involved in downloading from torrent sites or the like. Content provider gets decreasing revenue from the supplier, and no revenue relating to torrents.

Which is the better business case?