Temis the Bleeding Aorta wrote:
Better yet, don't establish a status quo that you can't maintain. The studios clamping down on streaming, which is at the heart of Netflix's problems, was predictable, because unlike DVDs, streaming is the future and it threatens the studios' business model. Netflix's management team should have understood that. If another company threatened their business model, how would they react?
You're being naive. That would work if your business was in absolutely and total isolation.
But, in the real world, shit happens. There are degrees of status quo, but, if you are relying on outside companies, you can't control everything.
Sure, you can create contracts, but, no content provider is going to sign something that gives material FOREVER, which would be the only way to maintain a status quo.