milosevic - 5:13 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
The problem is the industry which still wants to make the same high profits from this new low cost virtual distribution channel that they enjoy from the much higher cost physical distribution channels.
Exactly - and it's the distribution channels and physical media producers that are losing out, more than the content producers, who have always been exploited traditionally - ie the band that owes the record company money after charting an album and doing a tour, the script writer's strike.
Part of boycotting traditional media distribution is because I genuinely believe the arts and media would be better without this system. There are plenty of content producers in all mediums who don't do so for the money.