[Cdn-DMCA] Mark Cuban on the DMCA
Chris_Brand at spectrumsignal.com
Thu May 16 13:11:26 EDT 2002
>I had hoped it would be ultrabroadband to the home. But I don't see
>that happening now. When we get 100MB per second or more to our
>homes, then bandwidth-hogging applications that leverage video and
>data can start to come to fruition. Medical applications, watching
>and monitoring patients from home, with the inherent insurance cost
>reductions could lead the way if it happens. Unfortunately, it's a
>huge if because of the politics of today. The home-based
>bandwidth-consumption applications--in particular music--that could
>have driven consumers to buy broadband, which would drive the profits
>that will lead to investment that will lead to the innovations that
>will drive price points to make ultra-broadband to the home viable,
>will never happen. Our government will screw it up by taxing all
>technologies to protect the entertainment industries.
This strikes me as another good argument to use with the "Industry"
types, although it has to be used carefully because it's very similar
to the argument "Unless TPM is protected by law, works won't be made
available, so there won't be a demand for broadband".
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