Originally Posted by TheReciever
I doubt it, as there is no way for the companies initially paying for the air time to track how many times their commercials are viewed. This would be beneficial for them I would think, but when there is a place to make some gain, there will be a group that will be unhappy about it I am sure
Im of course no expert on the matter, just my initial impression of it
Oh I don't think it's an issue per se either. I just asked it as an open question to any, as it's an interesting ponder. If more companies move towards online content, will we see sites that do "legal" torrents for shows where the commercials are kept as is. That would be a huge hit, as they could keep that up without much pressure on the people who publish the shows.
Interesting idea though, wonder what would have happened if "pirates" would have done that with initial TV shows. Instead of edit out the commercials, leave em' in and torrent. Think we'd see such issues about torrents today if things were handled differently? Just trying to stir up thought about it, since the move to online/digital is happening now. It is no longer a debate of "if" or "when", it is happening and will be the future. =) I love to stir up the grey matter a bit, give questions that make us think about things in a different light.
On that note, if you think about it. What is the real legality of addblock? I can watch a streamed show ad free, for free, no different than a torrent. So to the consumer, what is the difference in streaming with adblock than downloading a torrent? One is legal, at least now, the other isn't. Is their a difference?
Note these questions are directed at the quote ^ above but anyone is welcome to think about them. It is an interesting concept none the less.