Chapter 14

(Foregone) Conclusions

Side Effects and the Challenges Ahead

By far, the biggest and most daunting challenge facing the digital, streaming movie and television business is PIRACY. Its the scourge of our times, and is often, literally, a virus that infects all media. Currently, traditional media is playing whack-a-mole with unlawful postings on YouTube and other sitescosting time, money and driving up prices. Even live sporting events can be compromised, and legitimate live streaming social media apps (Meercat and Periscope) have encountered credibility issues with program suppliers. As Daniel Frank reported in Emmy magazine, Sports celebritiesjust as they did with Twittermight be the first content creators to realize the commercial ...

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