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WHY IS SEASON 2 OF COMMUNITY NOT AVAILABLE HERE ON DVD
its a legal thing, like malcolm in the middle, getting clearance of music used in the show etc.. not sure what the case is here though
season 1 only came out last October, despite airing 2009/2010 in the US
it was more just unfocused frustration at the way the industry works.
for instance, i signed up to Netflix, and after a week, had watched most of the things that I hadn't seen that i wanted to see, and then quickly decided there really wasn't enough on there to justify the expense.
after a little bit of digging, i found a Guardian article that basically explains that nearly all the studios have their digital rights tied up with BSKYB for first-showings and that sort of thing - yet sky don't have a NetFlix or LoveFilm sort of service.
it's the same thing with eMusic, on the times i've tried it, the vast majority of what i like/wanted wasn't available , so I gave up.
all of these age-old deals are getting in the way for both consumers and stores but above all, these 'lost sales' are hurting the studios the most, surely?
like, why is it that when Channel4 cancelled showing the Daily Show every day, you can't just goto the Daily Show website and stream it on-demand? I ended up downloading a few episodes of it at key times but if i wanted to download it legitimately, I needed to sign up to the US version of iTunes.
I know that TV and Film is a complicated and sophisticated bizniz with legacy issues, but it really shouldn't be this hard!
I assumed it was because the UK wing of the biz was just more resistant to streaming than the US equivalent.
tbh I never bothered with Netflix. I've been using Lovefilm for eight months now and figured Netflix wouldn't have much more of a catalogue than their's, but at least for my £10 a month I can get DVDs of stuff I actually want.
I mean, I know you can hack your UK Netflix to get access to US content, but that really seems to defeat the purpose of trying to stay on the right side of the law.
"Can't believe no UK channels are showing seasons 3, 4, or 5 of Breaking Bad. I mean that's just disgusting. DISGUSTING!" might be the truest truthbomb he's ever dropped
Also part 2 of Futurama season 5, damnit.
crazy. I'm sure Sky have already shown it as well?
at the end of the day consumers today demand convenience. People havent got the patience to wait for things to be released anymore - so if its not legally available then they (/we) will find it by other means. Until the studios etc can figure out a way of meeting those demands (which they surely must be able to do - right?) then they're going to keep losing money to 'those sleazy advertisers'.
its not like we don't all read media from around the world or follow people on twitter from all over the place. the idea of region-specific content made sense at a certain time but does it now, really? REALLY?!
Someone did an edit of the cartoon about their experience trying to do the same thing in New Zealand:
regional restrictions can completely do one.
we just have to make piracy inconvenient.
(been saying this for a long-long time)
you have to make legitimate access convenient
And hopefully working his arse off finishing the last two books of the series
yes, true. BUT It is far easier to stream / download illegally tv shows than break into Fort Knox, which is the whole point.
You missed it, Di.
On the one hand, I wanna buy the Daria box set.
On the other hand, I don't. Because all the music has been subbed out and replaced with ??? cos of licensing shizz.
Not quite as unfathomable as subbing out the music in, say, Beavis and Butthead, but not far off.
FFS. Is it really that difficult for the music rights holders to just charge the Daria people a per-sale-of-box-set royalty, rather than demand what is evidently an unjustifiable amount, thus ending up with nothing? Half of the music is probably now on a label owned by whatever megacorp owns the fecking rights to Dari.
These wankers really do make it hard for those of us who support the general principle of copyright.
but the Daria changes don't really affect the show very much. the use of real music was always more of an addition than anything integral, and it removes some of the LOLNINTIES aspect of it.
but when I decided I wanted to watch Game of Thrones but didn't want to subscribe to paid TV, I waited for it to come out on DVD because I'm not a big impatient baby. I don't know or care what the broader implications of my approach to watching Game of Thrones may be for piracy, but I am going to express haughty derision at impatient babies. Tsk tsk.