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Web Disintermediation, Incumbents, and Innovation

TechDirt has a great article passionately decrying what the video content owners are trying to do to Hulu.

Essentially, the content owners don’t understand it, so they are doing what happened in the fairy tale about the goose that laid the golden egg: they’re going to cut it open and get all the golden eggs out.

Maybe it’s just that they’re frightened about what the Internet will do to their business.  But that doesn’t make their behavior adaptive; it simply makes it understandable.

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