I note with interest that EU negotiators have agreed new rules to allow European viewers to use online subscriptions to movies, sports and music when travelling around the European Union. Is this the first step on the road to fully mandated portability of purchased rights? The concept of “buy to keep” is increasing in popularity.
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More and more providers are offering ‘Buy and Keep’ services on their platforms from traditional on-demand providers such as Amazon and Netflix to more conventional broadcasters such as Sky. At present, with the exception of Sky, a purchase on these platforms is ‘yours forever’ with the proviso that you remain a subscriber of that provider
Piracy is widespread but it’s not time to give up just yet Film and TV piracy has long been following a similar trend to the music industry, primarily enabled by high bandwidth internet connections that support the download of large files in reasonable time-scales. It is widely reported in industry press and many reports detail