Alright, so unfortunately I was unable to come up with a 60 second elevator pitch to save the economy. However, I do have an idea about how to make it easier to consume media in this day and age.
I am writing my white paper on copyright issues, and after reading through all the bills like SOPA and PIPA, I have come to the conclusion that something is seriously wrong. Things are just too complicated. With DRM, 28 day windows, and platform exclusives it has become far to difficult and convoluted to enjoy the things that we like. Personally, I don’t think that piracy is the issue. The real issue is the convenience of legally available alternatives. So here is my pitch.
Have a one stop online shop. This storefront should have every thing. Every movie. Every song. Every book, etc. Consumers should be able to buy or rent individual items, or subscribe to the service as a whole. And, if I buy something on my computer, it should be available to me on my phone, iPad, or any other place in which I would like to watch it. The only way to beat piracy is to make a legal alternative more convenient. And one last thing, make the price reasonable. Reasonable people will pay reasonable prices to consume the media that they like. Thats it. Obviously, this is not too likely to happen in the world in which we live, but a guy can hope. Right?