Internet Meeting Spurs Controversy
Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:25 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:24 PM
Gianfranco Fronzi . Dec./ 12
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:21 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:53 PM
Just like when the ITU set the world wide frequency allocations. HBO commercially used the frequencies allocated to the HAM band experimental class. This was illegal! That's the reason that when HBO tried to sue all of the people who built their own converters, they were thrown out of court.
I even painted my dish gold - so they couldn't miss it!!! They never bothered me, knowing it would do them no good!
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:57 PM
Do you remember the CONCEPT for cable? Over-the-air TV used commercials to support them. Cable was to be subscriber supported, so NO commercials!
Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:27 PM
Oh yes, I remember cable TV in its infancy. Many were drawn to it because it was commercial-free. Those days are long gone because the owners of the cable channels found that people would STILL subscribe even when commercials started appearing. Oh, there were those subscribers who complained - but for the most part, they remained subscribers. And the bottom line is simply, "Is the money coming in?" If the answer is "Yes," any and all complaints can be ignored.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:45 PM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:15 AM
That might well be true but it doesn't matter anyway. Apparently the US does not control the internet. Other countries will sign up. The internet will become more of a patchwork than it is already. What that means for US based users? Who knows. But there are (People in the World - 300 million) beyond US borders, maybe it doesn't matter whether the US signs up or not. Others will do their own thing.