reply to ropeguru
Re: Definitely all about the money...
said by ropeguru:For devils advocates' sake if people could give a rats ass about the intellectual property of 1st run movies (in the movie theater), do you really think with broadband above 10mbits they'll care about MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA lock on their broadcast rights?
And it goes further than just ad based revenue for the stations.
Lets say that I live in Baltimore. There is an Orioles game tonight and the game is blacked out locally so they will sell more tickets. All these Aereo and BarryDriller sites are available. I will just use one of these services instead of going to the game and watch it from a stream that is being provided from another city.
That is if I am understanding this technology correctly.
The internet is no walled garden of eden anymore, if it ever was..
BTW, BarryDriller's site seems to look at your isp's Ip location so it would send you the feed (in theory) of your city, and if that's blacked out, you're SOL for that site..
Nevertheless, you'll be bound to find it somwhere on the internet.. and if not live.. on some RSS feed for replay..
I just find it amusing the broadcasters think they'll be able to keep this genie in the bottle for much longer.. with lawsuits no less..