[opendtv] Re: The New Laws of Television

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 18:52:46 -0400

Tom Barry wrote:
> Craig Birkmaier wrote:
> > People are willing to PAY for the best, and there
> > will be many ways to hook them up with the best
> > content. People are less willing to pay for "Free
> > TV" but more forgiving about the quality of what
> > they get for "Free."
> Gee.  That sounds like we should use the spectrum
> to send free SDTV over ATSC/MPEG2 at low bit rates
> and use some of the rest for a premium proprietary
> enhancement layer in HDTV/MPEG4/AVC that also
> filled in some of the commercial spots with naughty
> bits.
> Actually, this is where I first thought maybe USDTV
> was heading.

I think that both of you have missed the point of that
article, then. The main thrust of his thesis was that
piracy had to be *welcomed*. In your thinking above,
instead, piracy would continue to be dreaded.


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