[qi:_newteevee] The Writers Guild of America is on strike, holding back new episodes of TV favorites like “The Daily Show” in protest of their lack of a cut of digital revenues. Yesterday, NewTeeVee spoke with Tim Carvell, one of that show’s writers, at a picket line in Manhattan. Being told their online work is “promotional” just doesn’t cut it anymore, he argued:
We understand that it’s a fairly new technology, but that doesn’t seem to prevent them from promising investors specific dollar amounts that they’re going to make off of it. It didn’t prevent them from valuing their Internet content at $1 billion when they sued YouTube.