Originally Posted by Slopho
So I was reading the Journal a couple of days ago and they had an article discussing how Showtime is now only going to stream series that have concluded. I have a feeling more and more content providers will follow suit unfortunately. It reminds me of the way the record industry fought against MP3 and downloadable music for so long.
I agree; we can start forgetting about free/cheap streaming of TV contents. Hulu slowly moving to a payment based model, and Netflix is losing a lot of content. I even see YouTube becoming this way in the future.
I remember reading somewhere not long ago, that a new advanced facial recognition algorithm that MS is developing will allow companies to trace file shearers and if this becomes main stream, torrents will cease to exist as well.