WOW, Thanks for straightening that out for me.
I thought the music companys lost money due to file sharing.
and since when was running a buisness greedy?
If go to work and ask for a raise in pay. Would that make you greedy?
And yes, the"dispute" was about the hopper. The lost revenue in commercial sales.
You are just plain wrong on the hoppa
being the issue. It's money, always is. You fell for their ruse. If it was being against the skip feature Gannett would not have settled. Do you see the networks trying to settle with Dish on that? No, because for them it is about the technology,(and as they see it loss of money - so still about money) it never was for Gannett. Gannett already has a fight for the skip feature, it's being done by the Parent networks. This was not about that. And one last thing on that, Gannett, fwiw, is saying the dispute was not about the Hoppa
"A person at Gannett with direct knowledge of the talks, who did not want to be identified because the discussions are not public, said that while the business implications of the Hopper were part of negotiations, the DVR was not at the center of the dispute." Another words, about money.http://www.chicagotr...0,6404076.story
What does my comments have to do with businesses making money. Take a look at my posts here and the other site (been at both sites from their very beginnings) and I do usually have the business thoughts in mind when posting. It has nothing to do with a business making money, they have to or I can't buy from them. This is about once again fighting the inevitable technology rather than analyze it and take advantage of it.
Your example exactly supports what I said, so thank-you. File Sharing. Not legal, hurting the industry. But why? Because they were trying to artificially stop legitimate technology and at the same time not give the customer what it wants. Out of the file sharing came exactly what the customer wants, downloading a song, not a whole album. What has changed? The business model. I and apparently most are willing to pay in the range of 99 cents to about $129 for a song, to have it easily downloaded to all my devices, have cloud use, etc.... It gave the customer what it wants, and for the most part ended the file sharing problem.
You really can't see the skip feature being the same thing just as the fight against VHS or DVR's functions? And the quicker settlement when Dish always lets channels walk, indicate it was about money for Gannett? The Hoppa
and the skip feature are still there, and what do you know, so is Gannett.
Edited by tampa8, 10 October 2012 - 11:25 AM.