Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Studio Regression

I feel sorry for Cablevision - they keep on trying to innovate only to have the content industry give them a bad time.

The latest setback was a ruling that they cannot use server-side DVRs. This seems crazy for any number of reasons, the main one being that content on servers is more secure than that distributed to DVRs, so it's difficult to understand the logic behind the court case.

It also has quite an implication to my world view, whereby I predicted that, in the future, content would be largely delivered remotely in an 'always on' world - the notion of carrying content around would disappear within a generation. But clearly not if the regressive content industry has anything to do with it.

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