Music for example has been "free" for quite a while already, even before the internet. Radio makes its money by putting advertisements in between songs, no reason you can't do the same on the internet with banners, some in-file advertisement and e-mail marketing.Originally Posted by lzsg
TV shows, series and (old) movies are also "free" (cable isn't that big of a cost) to watch, just because there are advertisements. It's even easier to advertise on the internet and you can actually calculate the benefits of a campaign there.
So it's just them not adjusting to technology, like you said. I really can't feel sorry for them making less of a profit.
In my case I only download things I can't find anywhere legally (like old TV series and cartoons, good luck finding those on a DVD) or series the networks stream on their site themselves. (Like the CW) The rest I'll try to download legally as long as it doesn't take me more than 15 minutes to find.