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Currah, A. (2006). Hollywood versus the Internet: the media and entertainment industries in a digital and networked economy. Journal of Economic Geography, 6(4), 439. Retrieved October 10, 2007, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1107326531).

This article questions the six major motion pictures studio’s strategy of suppression of internet distribution of movies using centralized and protected servers versus the advantages of paid for, digital rights managed, peer-to-peer distribution systems. By trying to minimize the disruptive power of the Internet’s decentralized distribution system the six major studios may be overtaken by a plethora of independent studios using more aggressive and decentralized methods of distribution. This fight over distribution methods will directly influence the cost and effectiveness of streaming media directly to a IPTV.

Shannon, M. (2007). The pearly gates of internet TV: is this a marriage made in heaven? Association for Computing Machinery. Communications of the ACM, 50(5), 13-15. Retrieved October 10, 2007, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1279167041).

This article outlines Bill Gates’ vision of how the computer and the TV, traditionally living in two different spaces in a home, will soon converge with the new device offering the interactivity of the computer along with the passivity and ease of use of the TV. The stakes are big and the large media providers are already positioning themselves for a piece for the IPTV pie.

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Weeeeee now I’m a blogger!

Actually I already have a blog at www.kirkmastin.blogspot.com

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