Is the Copyright Monopoly Based on a Huge Lie?

Inasmuch as we seem to be featuring good ole timey values today, it seems appropriate to talk about a new value and its place in the pantheon of things. (Similar to the interweb of things except not.)

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copyrighandwrong

by Rick Falkvinge

The copyright monopoly is based on the idea of an exchange. In exchange for exclusive rights, the copyright industry supplies culture and knowledge to the public. It turns out that the entire premise is a lie, as untethered creators are racing to provide culture and knowledge anyway. read article

Will Netflix Really Have a Bigger Audience than the Big 4 U.S. Networks – Within a Year?

Some people seem to think that the web is thisdamnclose to annihilating broadcast TV. No longer is it a matter of “if” but of “when.” Here’s the latest on the subject:

an analyst to conjure with, yeah?
an analyst to conjure with, yeah?

by Paul Bond

Netflix will within about a year have a bigger daily audience than each of the big four TV networks, an analyst said Wednesday.

Working from the 10 billion hours of streaming the company reported in the first quarter, FBR analyst Barton Crockett says that if Netflix were rated by Nielsen as are ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox, it would have a 2.6 rating over 24 hours, already on par with ABC and NBC. read article