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May 15, 2009

Behind Every IP A Threat...

Nothing particularly arts-journalism-worthy about this one. But at a panel this week at the University of Syracuse, the CEO of Sony Pictures Michael Lynton, was categorical in his belief that the internet has been a disaster:

"I'm a guy who doesn't see anything good having come from the Internet. Period."
And just in case he had left any wiggle room is that assessment, he followed up:

He complained the Internet has "created this notion that anyone can have whatever they want at any given time. It's as if the stores on Madison Avenue were open 24 hours a day. They feel entitled. They say, 'Give it to me now,' and if you don't give it to them for free, they'll steal it."
There are lots of things you can say about the internet. Even more things you could say about how people use the internet. But the internet is a reality for anyone doing business. There are people who see it as an opportunity. And there are people who see it as a threat to everything they hold dear. Who would you want running your multi-billion-dollar mega-media operation?
May 15, 2009 11:18 AM | | Comments (1)


Remember George Carlin's PSA from the American Apple Institute?


This is kind of like that.

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