What Net Neutrality should and should not cover

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Sun May 4 19:25:46 UTC 2014


On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Charles N Wyble <charles at thefnf.org> wrote:
> On 4/27/2014 3:30 PM, John Levine wrote:
>> In a non-stupid world, the cable companies would do video on demand
>> through some combination of content caches at the head end or, for
>> popular stuff, encrypted midnight downloads to your DVR, and the
>> cablecos would split the revenue with content backends like Netflix.
>
>
> So why hasn't someone like he or cogent done this?

Because 30 years later the big content owners still hate VCRs.
Streaming doesn't bother them so much but they avail themselves of
every opportunity to say no to the end-user recorded content.

This is hardly a surprise... A century later they still hate the first
sale doctrine too and avail themselves of every opportunity to
undermine it.

Regards,
Bill Herrin


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