Thursday, June 23, 2011
Seems like we have gone back a few years, when illegal P2P file sharing was the main (or only) source for on-line media. 10 years after media sharing started, CNET reports that US largest ISPs will (somehow) detect piracy and take actions against subscribers using it extensively. Since ISPs do not like these subscribers anyway, this may serve their goals as well.
See "Exclusive: Top ISPs poised to adopt graduated response to piracy" - here.
"Sources in the music and film sectors said that their antipiracy measures, coupled with the emergence of popular legal services, such as Netflix and Amazon, which provide inexpensive content that is also easy to access, has put them in the best possible position to compete with Web piracy".
I'd add iTunes, who pioneered the idea of legal content at a reasonable cost. And one more correction - services with proper QoE!