Harvard Business Review: “Big Content” is Strangling American Innovation
When you want to foster innovation, a good place to start is to look at who’s putting up roadblocks to it. The most reliable answers lately? Government, deep-rooted and deep-pocketed existing industries, and those who are out to extort an easy buck from others’ hard work. So that logic, I suppose, puts the RIAA on the same level as the world’s many patent trolls. Too bad our government of-late seems all-too-happy to cater to both.
[Update: Here’s a perfect example – Time Warner removes channels from iPad app (facing pending battles with content providers)…]