Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In Praise Of Centralisation

It's fascinating how parochial rights have become, not singularly, but collectively. Hulu has failed to break into the UK and Spotify has failed to break America. In a world where 'blanket' deals are surely the way forward, negotiating these is a nightmare.

At least with music there are centralised collection agencies, but this does not exist for video, film and TV.

Now Apple are poised to announce iCloud and Spotify is marginalised. SeeSaw is no more...

Surely there's a place for a centralised clearing agency for video rights ?