- Chris Hollander
- Colorado Springs, CO
- United States
student researcher ,
Shall We Pity the Entertainment Industry?
It may be hard to say yes or no, but what the SOPA debate and others like it have come down to is this:
1. The current media distribution model is not working for some companies.
2. They perceive their model as failing because of illegal acts.
3. These so called illegal acts are so pervasive that everyone and their brother has taken part of them on occasion, if not often, for almost a decade.
So do we then:
A. Ask the government to step in and help these companies implement their ideal business model with more crackdowns and legislation?
B. Allow the market, or some other force, to make these companies accept the current reality and either adjust and create a new model that is profitable or simply parish the way of the horse buggy and cassette tape?