How to save Hollywood
: Kevin Laws has some good advice in a guest post on Tim Oren’s blog. Excerpt:
2. Release everything. If I can’t get the Simpsons legally, I have that much more incentive to learn how to use illegal file-sharing services. Rather than staging things individually, just make the entire catalog available. It’s still OK to wait until the theater or TV season ends, but it better be available online soon afterwards.
3. Support the infrastructure. Once DivX supports some form of moderate DRM, Hollywood needs an iTunes-like experience for video. They should instantly make their entire catalog available to any service that wants to provide it on the same terms as DVD releases (minus the costs of physical distribution), spurring the same sort of innovation in that area as we’ve seen in music.