The US writers’ strike: good point, well made

Michael Colton, writing in The Boston Globe:

The way that the big media companies treat writers would be hilarious if it weren’t so frightening. For instance, NBC streams full episodes of shows like “The Office” online – with ads – and avoids paying the writers by calling it a promotion. Yet when a 15-year-old posts an episode of a show online without compensating writers, the studios call it piracy.

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