Streaming service buys DVDs, puts them in DVD players, and streams the video to subscribers. -- Back in the day, DVD players could run continuously for well over a year. But nowadays they get fried within a few months with that kind of use. If they really are using DVD players, I hope they have the budget for frequent replacement.
- mark 3-17-2011 2:37 am

What next, rooms full of turntables with low-paid "DJs" dropping the needle whenever a request for a song comes in?
My guess is the copyright jackboots started kicking in the doors of that DVD service within hours after the Times article appeared.
- tom moody 3-17-2011 3:03 am

I think that's how radio started. But the FBI didn't exist.
- mark 3-17-2011 4:30 am

Radio, yeah--it would have been a success if songs had been narrowcast to individual users from the start (after payment of appropriate royalties).
- tom moody 3-17-2011 4:44 am

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