A Reading Response of “Free TV: File-Sharing and the Value of Television” by Michael Z. Newman
Topic: The topic of Newman’s (2012) article presents the ever-changing value of TV shows as a public and private commercial enterprise. Modern TV shows have become private commercial property of TV networks, but the availability of “pirated” TV shows in P2P file-sharing networks has decreased their value. Ironically, the success of P2P file sharing has legitimized TV as a new “negotiation” of value in an age of digital convergence. Therefore, the “topic” of this article dictates the changing value systems of TV through the context of legal and illegal P2P file sharing networks that disseminate higher quality TV shows to the public.
Outline of Thesis:
I.Newman (2012) Defines the Changing History of TV Distribution
A.TV was free in the in the mid-20th century.
B.TV became private commercialized service in late 20th and early 21st century.
1.Mass media corporations controlled TV viewing through distribution.
II.The Rise of P2P File Sharing
A.BitTorrents and other P2P file sharing networks allow free access to TV.
1.P2P file sharing piracy threatens corporate TV networks.
B.Illegal file sharing actually inspires better TV programming and wider distribution.
III.P2P file sharing has created Free TV and boundless access for distribution.
A.Illegal file sharing of TV shows has globalized TV content.
1.TV is no longer a low-quality form of entertainment produced…
The Sacrifices for Love
Introduce thesis: “The Gift of the Magi”, a short story written by O. Henry in which love is more important than any material item and the value of a gift lies in the sacrifice behind it, rather than its material value.
Thesis: Love prevails over material value since the main characters show the love for each other by giving up their most valued material possessions to buy Christmas presents for each other.
A. Della and Jim are a married…
These are the two different types of a peer to peer network design; both structures have their own distinct vulnerabilities. In order for unstructured peer to peer networks to find users who have the files the client is looking for, they have to flood the network with their queries. This results in a high amount of signaling traffic and uses more CPU and memory which ultimately makes this network structure less efficient than a structured network. (Later versions of Gnutella did move to a…
They also did not have any advertisements on their website to gain revenue from. The result of the lawsuit filed against Napster was, it went bankrupt from the lack of finances.
When Napster got shut down all most everyone basically got up, packed their stuff and switched to similar companies to Napster. Some of Napster’s successors included Gnutella, Kazaa, Morpheus, and E-Donkey. After napster shut down it was bought by Rhapsody on December 1, 2011, and a paid version followed. Rhapsody is…
• risk bearing
• supplying market information
Wholesalers comprise four groups:
• merchant wholesalers (take possession, full service vs. limited service)
• agents and brokers (do not take possession, paid commission)
• manufacturers' and retailers' branches
• miscellaneous wholesalers (e.g. agricultural, bulk chemicals)
Increasing importance of logistics, and providing a system-wide approach at reducing costs.