Daily Archives: 2013/08/21

August 21

Netflix reaches 1.5m UK subscribers for its internet video service | Media | The Guardian

Netflix is now responsible for 30% of all internet traffic in the UK during peak viewing hours. Netflix reaches 1.5m UK subscribers for its internet video service | Media | The Guardian. Update: Either I misread the article originally, or it’s been changed, but the 30% figure refers to US Internet traffic, and not the […]

August 21

Spotify and Pandora artist payments: Not as exploitative as they’re made out to be. – Slate Magazine

And yet another take on the Spotify/streaming payment story. Because of the complexities of musical ownership and royalties, as well as the myriad ways of listening to and buying music, this story will always be like the story of the blind men trying to describe an elephant through the sense of touch.  Except in this […]

August 21

Netflix steals Weinstein movies away from Showtime — Tech News and Analysis

What do you call TV on the internet?  “TV.”  Netflix is playing in the same league as the cable channels. Netflix steals Weinstein movies away from Showtime — Tech News and Analysis.

Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns — Tech News and Analysis

Are we about to see an extension of the “Mickey Mouse Protection Act?” Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns — Tech News and Analysis.