Jimmy Wales has the right idea. HBO is creating a black market by purposely restricting access to their products.
How many people chose to pirate season 1 rather than wait almost a full year for it to release on bluray? The same situation applies to their HBO GO service. There are plenty of people who would be willing to pay a monthly fee for access to HBO GO, a la Netflix. Since that option doesn’t exist, they choose instead to pirate HBO’s product via the internet.
They’re shooting themselves in the foot. It’s bad business. One way or another the market will usually find a way to get what it demands.


Edit: I’ve since been informed that there’s actually an active campaign to open HBO GO up to non-subscribers.

Jimmy Wales has the right idea. HBO is creating a black market by purposely restricting access to their products.

How many people chose to pirate season 1 rather than wait almost a full year for it to release on bluray? The same situation applies to their HBO GO service. There are plenty of people who would be willing to pay a monthly fee for access to HBO GO, a la Netflix. Since that option doesn’t exist, they choose instead to pirate HBO’s product via the internet.

They’re shooting themselves in the foot. It’s bad business. One way or another the market will usually find a way to get what it demands.

Edit: I’ve since been informed that there’s actually an active campaign to open HBO GO up to non-subscribers.

Jimmy Wales has the right idea. HBO is creating a black market by purposely restricting access to their products.
How many people chose to pirate season 1 rather than wait almost a full year for it to release on bluray? The same situation applies to their HBO GO service. There are plenty of people who would be willing to pay a monthly fee for access to HBO GO, a la Netflix. Since that option doesn’t exist, they choose instead to pirate HBO’s product via the internet.
They’re shooting themselves in the foot. It’s bad business. One way or another the market will usually find a way to get what it demands.


Edit: I’ve since been informed that there’s actually an active campaign to open HBO GO up to non-subscribers.

Jimmy Wales has the right idea. HBO is creating a black market by purposely restricting access to their products.

How many people chose to pirate season 1 rather than wait almost a full year for it to release on bluray? The same situation applies to their HBO GO service. There are plenty of people who would be willing to pay a monthly fee for access to HBO GO, a la Netflix. Since that option doesn’t exist, they choose instead to pirate HBO’s product via the internet.

They’re shooting themselves in the foot. It’s bad business. One way or another the market will usually find a way to get what it demands.

Edit: I’ve since been informed that there’s actually an active campaign to open HBO GO up to non-subscribers.

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I'm a 20-something male living in the greater New York City metropolitan area. Though to be perfectly honest I don't particularly like New York City or its inhabitants. Which I suppose is strange considering that I was raised here.

I have an improper, immature, and often downright stupid sense of humor and I'm regularly unable to articulate why I laugh at the things I do.

I have hobbies! I build and modify PCs in order to play video games on them. I lift heavy weights purely for strength training purposes. I also read quite a bit and I enjoy watching movies.

Most of these traits will be directly reflected in the content of this blog.

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