Hollywood: It’s time to get creative, use the Net

Dan Gillmor takes Hollywood to task for failing to use the Internet creatively.

When I teach in Asia every fall, I can't legally watch my favorite American network TV shows unless I persuade someone to record them while I'm away. This is ridiculous. Last November, staying in an apartment that included a broadband Internet connection, I just downloaded them — yes, from a peer-to-peer file sharing system… I would have been delighted to pay for this convenience, but of course Hollywood won't hear of such a thing, not yet, anyway. Another business opportunity for someone?