Don’t you love how 30 entertainment companies joined together in The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE).
Check out the list.
Amazon, AMC Networks, BBC Worldwide, Bell Canada and Bell Media, Canal+ Group, CBS Corporation, Constantin Film, Foxtel, Grupo Globo, HBO, Hulu, Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Millennium Media, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, SF Studios, Sky, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Star India, Studio Babelsberg, STX Entertainment, Telemundo, Televisa, Twentieth Century Fox, Univision Communications Inc., Village Roadshow, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Its business model is working with law enforcement to shut down pirate sites and services, file civil litigation, and forge new relationships with other content protection groups. It will also strive to reach voluntary anti-piracy agreements with other interested parties across the Internet.
Funny how there is nothing about providing the people/consumers with what they want.
What about providing content to the people at a price they prefer or allowing people to select the content they want to watch at a time they want to watch it?
Funny how an alliance for Creativity is all about suppression and control.
I pay for Netflix and paid for Amazon (which I canned because 90% of their content wasn’t able to be streamed in Australia, so what’s the point). I like “Game Of Thrones” from HBO, but I will not pay for an expensive cable TV subscription anymore to watch HBO shows at a scheduled time the cable TV station decides to run them. Give me the option to pay $10 a month to watch “Game of Thrones” and I’m in, as long as I can cancel it without penalty when the season ends. HBO have something similar in the U.S however nothing in Australia.
I pay for Optus Sports and Telstra Sports via my mobile subscriptions. I pay for BeIN Sports when I need to stream certain sporting events not shown on free to air TV and guess what, I can cancel it at any time, without penalty. What a brilliant and simple concept?
These organisations need to stop operating like it’s the 80’s in 2017. The consumers have created an on demand world where they want access to whatever they want, whenever they want it. But our content providers want to bring it back to when choice was limited and everyone was forced to the same gatekeeper. The internet liberated the people and rich organisations want to censor it. Control it. Regulate it. Suppress it.
All this Alliance wants to do is bring the internet under their control. And then, they would go back to delivering what once worked decades ago in a world that’s moved to on demand.
Want to get eradicate piracy?
Give the people what they want, how they want it and when they want it. Guess that’s too creative for the Alliance to tackle.