Re: SV: Makign money as a creative (was) Napster: thoughts and

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 22:21:22 MDT

> The so-called "illegitimate" broadcasters could just as
> easily do the same, there's simply no "legitimacy" if you don't own your
> content. It would boil down to whoever was best at getting the content to
> lots of people and there's simply no a priori reason to suppose that the
> original broadcaster would be best at that.

You're entirely correct. The most well-known, highest-revenue
broadcaster will be the one who can best reach consumers and
provide the content they want, regardless of its source, and who
provide good service to customers in other ways. Clearly, then,
it will be in the interest of such broadcasters to maintain their
market position by commissioning new creative works, so that they
can retain their reputation with their audience as the best place
to find new quality art. There may be lots of broadcasters who
do nothing but non-original work, and they'll have their market
niche as well, but the big boys will always have the popular bands
and shows, and will use every ounce of hype and every technology
and every contractual means they can to make sure the consumer's
eyeballs are pointed to the right place to find them.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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