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May 2nd, 2002

shadowspar: An angry anime swordswoman, looking as though about to smash something (Default)
Thursday, May 2nd, 2002 09:35

(As reported on /. and 2600)

Check out the interview with Jamie Kellner, CEO of Turner Broadcasting:

JK: I'm a big believer we have to make television more convenient or we will drive the penetration of PVRs and things like that, which I'm not sure is good for the cable industry or the broadcast industry or the networks.

CW: Why not?

JK: Because of the ad skips.... It's theft. Your contract with the network when you get the show is you're going to watch the spots. Otherwise you couldn't get the show on an ad-supported basis. Any time you skip a commercial or watch the button you're actually stealing the programming.

Hate tuh break it to ya, guy, but this "contract" exists only in your imagination. D'you get the feeling that if this guy had his way, the Intellectual Property Police would show up at your door if you muted the commercials? Yappari, ne...

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