Uh-oh: Cox Cable's insurer won't back them in court against BMG Music


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An insurance company trying to weasel out of their obligations?


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I wonder - what is their endgame? It can’t be actually turning off the internet. Aside from impossible, that wouldn’t improve their profits one iota penny. My guess is turning the internet into a walled garden, like broadcast television, with a limited number of approved channels and advertisers. It still won’t stop copying, but at least it will provide the illusion of monopoly.

Or maybe they don’t have an endgame - maybe they’re just flailing.


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Given the nature of today’s megacorporations and their directors, I’d say this is safe to be considered the null hypothesis.)


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Yep. That’s been my guess too, for several years - that their fundamental view is that the internet is a broadcast medium, and possible to monopolise.


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