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Why you'll pay for Netflix -- even if you don't subscribe to Netflix

Velcroman1 (1667895) writes | about a year and a half ago

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Velcroman1 (1667895) writes "At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, Netflix announced Super HD, an immersive theatrical video format that looks more lifelike than any Web stream, even competing with Blu-Ray discs. But there’s a costly catch. To watch the high-definition, 1080p movies when they debut later this year, you’ll need a specific Internet Service Provider (or ISP). Those on Cablevision or Google Fiber are in; those served by Time Warner or a host of smaller providers will be out of luck. But regardless of whether you subscribe to Netflix, you may end up paying for it, said Fred Campbell, a former FCC legal adviser who now heads The Communications Liberty & Innovation Project think tank. “Instead of raising the price of its own service to cover the additional costs, Netflix wants to offload its additional costs onto all Internet consumers,” Campbell said. “That’s good for Netflix and bad for everyone else in the Internet economy.”"
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Fascism at its finest (1)

fireman sam (662213) | about a year and a half ago | (#42660823)

Netflix has become a fascist company in that it is attempting to for the community to share the expenses (actually push all expenses) and then take the profits for itself.

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