I rest my case. The person I was quoting was you, and the original text I was replying to was the quoted text. I'm suggesting that if I had to make the same decision, I would do something more similar to what Cory Doctorow did that what CBS did, and that I think the decision Doctorow made will be largely to his advantage, while the decision CBS made will largely be to their detriment, even if it doesn't make the franchise as a whole completely unprofitable. It was never my question. I think it's fairly clear I was rephrasing the question I quoted in the same message, and that I was trying to show how said question didn't make any sense to ask and seemed easy to answer. If this were universally true, most movies would just be collections of vignettes that last a few minutes each, as people wouldn't care if each vignette was short because they'd get multiple really good stories, and thus get their money's worth. However, not only is that not the case, but Marvel Studios just released a feature film that's a sequel to 18 other feature-length films. Capitalism disagrees with you.