Sorry to be on all-strike, all the time mode, but really, this is pretty much the future of the industry I work in on the line here.
Why do I think it’s going to get worse? The following two lines from the AMPTP’s statement:
In referring to DVDs, we include not only traditional DVDs, but also electronic sell-through — i.e., permanent downloads. As you know, we believe that electronic sell-through is synonymous with DVD.
This, THIS, is the flagrantly insane statement that the producers make on the last day before the deal expires.
Anyone who knows a goddamn thing about digital distribution knows that trying to make DVDs and downloads equivalent is utterly ridiculous.
We’re all doomed.