Small White Car wrote:
Why let the government arbitrarily pick one company to win out over the other? Who gets to make that choice?
We, the people, do. When said company is engaging in monopolistic business practices, said company has to be brought to heel and made to behave. This was the same situation as Standard Oil, Paramount Pictures and all of the other Hollywood movie studios, and Microsoft. And as I said before, there needs to be a big, nasty new set of antitrust proceedings/laws, with razor sharp teeth, to make the current media behemoths behave and stop the bullshit they're all on, because it's fucking up movies, music, television, radio & publishing, and making everything crap in the process (in case you haven't noticed, people aren't pleased with movies & TV these days.) That's all there is to it, and that's about the size of it.