Scarcity And The Movie Industry

by Christopher Paul on January 15, 2012

Fred Wilson on the movie industry:

I am sure there was a time when scarcity was a good business model for the film industry. And I am sure that many of the leaders of the film industry came of age during that time. I understand their muscle memory in terms of the scarcity business model. But restricting access to content is a bad business model in the age of a global network that costs practically nothing to distribute on.

And this is why we have to fight off SOPA and PIPA. The movie studios are fighting the Internet.

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