No one in control of content provision will ever willingly change their attitudes. The market (the entire market, including grey and black) will eventually force changes or drive them out of business while other, more flexible companies will take their place. It amounts to the same thing, I guess, except that I don't think any effort should be wasted on advocacy aimed at the established, intransigent corporations that be.
|Date:||October 27th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)|| |
I was thinking that too - looks like what we really need is a new business model, which is going to have to come from a new business! That's what I'm waiting for at this point.
I tend to agree, although some companies (like Yahoo! Music and Verizon) are beginning to swallow the pill.
The author of the first article agrees with you too - it's entirely aimed at proving that point, and then discussing how we the consumer can expedite the fall of the current system so that the law is forced to catch up.