The gulf between Big Content and the rest of us
Peter Chernin, CEO of Fox Network, gave a keynote address at Comdex — the first entertainment big-shot to do so. Jonathan Peterson has done a commented version of his talk. It’s very revealing and would make great material for a class discussion on digital rights. And here is an intriguing critical dissection of the RIAA’s statistical ‘evidence’ for their assertion that downloading is killing the music industry. The bottom line seems to be that the record companies are releasing far fewer albums than they did two years ago. No wonder sales are down.