Auntie’s Digital Revelation


“Why isn’t the BBC worried about Napster-like file-sharing networks, when other media companies are screaming for the blood of the online pirates?…Mainly because while other media companies worry about too many net users getting hold of their creations for free, the BBC worries about too few.”

“Presenting its archive material without restrictions would allow the BBC to occupy a [P2P] niche that no other commercial company would dare to assume. It would allow them to tap a vast distribution system that no other company feels confident enough to use.”

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