Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Future Is Already Here.

One day, we'll all get our TV this way:
 


Pioneer, the manufacturer, says:

Once you have subscribed to a channel on SyncTV, you can download as many current and classic TV shows from that channel as you want, with many of the TV shows including every episode of every season. Our choice of channels is 'a la carte' so you only need to subscribe to the channels you love and let the entertainment begin!

And then you know what would begin?  

The studios would claim they didn't owe the writers, actors, or directors any residuals on these shows, because they're not being broadcast, they're downloads -- being delivered over the Internet.  And if the studios don't have an contract with the WGA that requires them to pay for programs delivered over the Internet, what do you think they'll do?

And that's why we're still on strike.

 

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