Hollywood execs, the writers and their compensation, and "stealing"

The studios have decided that since they have power, they will simply define the writer’s revenue stream out of existence. DVD sales simply won’t count towards residual sales in exactly the same manner as VHS sales. Also: since the internet doesn’t broadcast, writers (it seems) don’t have the right to money from rebroadcast. Just so we’re clear: when you buy a season of TV on VHS, writers are compensated. When you buy it on DVD or iTunes, they are not.

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