Hollywood writers are smarter than programmers

The strike in Hollywood is about royalties. The writers, who are used to getting a share of the royalties on their work, want to keep getting royalties on work shown on the internet. The producers are making the claim that since they give away views on YouTube and other internet sites, you know free content, they don’t need to pay anything. However, the writers, a suspicious bunch, have realized that the producers are selling ads around the free content – in other words, they are still making money from the creative work of the writers. And the writers want to share in that revenue stream.



One thought on “Hollywood writers are smarter than programmers”

  1. Reruns of “I Love Lucy” and “Knight Rider” don’t stop working when the studio fails to bring in writers to maintain them. Maybe the programmers are smarter after all.

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