There's no substitute for value, was Re: BBN/GTEI

johnl@iecc.COM (John R. Levine) writes:

Lest anyone think this "pay for value" approach is too complex to be
used in the real world, consider the relationship between your local
CATV provider and its programming sources. The provider pays for HBO,
takes local broadcast for free, and gets paid for infomercial

And the reason why the US Congress enacted "must-carry" was ?

And the reason why Murdoch is buying both content generators and
distribution channels was ?

Why do things always look simple from the outside ?

Where is Andy Rooney when you need him ?