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Since Comcast is charging sites and services just to access to their customers, sites and services should start refusing to to serve Comcast’s customers. Instead, show Comcast users a banner that lets them know why they won’t get access to that service or site:
We’re sorry, but this service/site is no longer available for Comcast subscribers.
As a company, we’ve spent considerable time, energy, and money building out the infrastructure to ensure all our customers get quick and easy access to our content. Despite this infrastructure, Comcast has decided to begin charging an additional “customer access” fee to ensure our service/site can reach Comcast subscribers without being artificially deteriorated.
That Comcast is willing to deliberately provide a poorer overall internet experience for their own paying customers is unfortunate, and a business tactic that we simply cannot support. While we don’t enjoy having to make these kinds of decisions, we would rather provide no service to Comcast subscribers than be forced to choose between providing poor service and raising our rates.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. If you would like to reach this site/service in the future, please let Comcast know.
I figure a couple dozen times of seeing this and people will get the hint. Sure, it’ll be a short-term financial hit for each of the companies, but the long-term financial hit of paying Comcast’s extortion racket will be a hundred-fold higher.
The Kickstarter Film Festival has begun accepting submission for its annual celebration-slash-showcase of successfully executed projects from across the Kickstarter community.
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Do you remember this? YouTube’s first video? WOW.
Today in Internet history: YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded the first video “Me at the zoo” to the website on April 23, 2005, at 8:27 p.m, according to the description of the video, which now boasts more than 14 million views.
For the distribution of his latest film, In Your Eyes, Joss Whedon has taken a page from Beyonce’s "surprise digital release" playbook. After the film made its world premiere Sunday night at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival, Whedon and the film’s crew have made In Your Eyes available for a $5, 72-hour rental at Vimeo On Demand.
"It’s exciting for us because it means we get to explore yet another new form of distribution – and we get $5…"
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Forbes investigates the immersive, 4-D Game of Thrones experience for Oculus Rift at South By Southwest.
Motherboard | Transmedia Shows are Winning the Internet
Awesome news for friends of DHCS, the Lizzie Bennet Diaries!
I read a Vogue article on Binge Watching, soon after House of Cards: Season 2 came out and have been meaning to write about this topic for quite some time.
What is Binge Watching? How do we get used to watching shows this way and why is Netflix going this route? These are the questions I am looking to address with this narrative.
Until 12th Grade (Senior Year of High School), I…
"the agency is not strong enough to control how the internet – and, with it, users’ online behaviour – has developed."…BINGO!
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This is an excellent example of how content owners need to adjust their strategy to leverage digital platforms to their benefit whilst providing digital consumers with the freedom they demand in their content consumption. NB: Getty Images is allowing free use of their 35m images only for non-commercial purposes, but this is likely the majority of current copyright infringement cases.
Why is this such a good move? (i) no more wasted time, effort, and cash in pursuing copyright infringement that results in ZERO in-pocket revenues, (ii) facilitated virus distribution of their IP, which ultimately translates into free marketing, and most importantly (iii) once Getty achieves mass distribution of its IP for non-commercial use, they simply need to turn on their advertising model and they will make heaps of cash from advertising fees - converting a zero revenue copyright problem into a new revenue stream.
Now if only the music industry would catch on…sorry, but services like Spotify are not the same thing!
Traditional Marketing versus Digital Marketing
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MAJOR KEYNOTE ANNOUNCEMENT!
We’re thrilled actor Matthew Modine will be joining us for DHCS to discuss his Kickstarter project, “Mathew Modine’s Full Metal Jacket Audio Diary” Audiobook!
The Keynote will kick off the Crowdfunding Summit (Thursday, May 8, 9:00am). Click through to learn more and register for the conference.