Farhad Manjoo om varför det inte finns ett iTunes för filmer:
Reed Hastings, Netflix’s founder, told the Hollywood Reporter last month that it’ll be 10 years before we see a streaming service that offers any movie at any time.
For the studios, that’s terrible. Just like in the music business, eventually the entire home-video market is sure to move online, and many consumers will abandon pirate sites in favor of easy-to-use legal services. The music industry lost a lot of money when it dithered over this transition, and now the movie business seems to be making the same mistake. It could be raking in a lot of cash by selling us easy online rentals. Until it works out a plan to do so, there’s always BitTorrent.