I don't see why you think IPTV is going to be like an on demand service from what was in the article
Because it was stated as being capable of such. Very specifically. And because otherwise you're just talking about regular old TV; the comparisons to a DVR are completely useless if you don't have basic DVR capabilities. And clearly it does.
So it's in the copyright holders best interest to make everyone watch it live and watch all the commercials rather than let ppl record it and watch it later.
No it isn't, and you're a fool if you think it is. People aren't willing to put up with the "you must be at your TV between these hours on this day" crap anymore. They want to watch what they want when they want it. You tell the IPTV provider that they can't rebroadcast your program then it means that you think you can say exactly that -- and your ratings will
Content guys ARE NOT you and me. That is the owners of the show.
Duh. Tell me something I don't know.
Controlling how much ad skipping you allow!? Why allow ANY?
Maybe they won't. And then maybe people will be so annoyed that they won't watch the show -- they'll watch shows they can skip through. And someone will realize that and allow it. Because TV isn't the only mode of entertainment out there -- not even passive entertainment. Not when you can easily get a crapload of stuff off YouTube or similar.
And The last part about copyright permissions is where this becomes very alarming because why would big shows with large audiences allow DVR recordings at all? They make more money if more ppl watch live.
Again, you're just outright wrong. They make more money if more people watch, period, end of story. The market isn't discriminating between live and replay (at least not yet), and even if it's a recording they get to demand more from sponsors, from embedded advertisers, etc. Even from regular advertisers, because some small percentage of DVR users won't skip the ads.
And I still don't think you understand the copyright bit, or what Bill Gates said in response. There's two levels of "permission" going on here, one of which he talks about in this response, another which he talks about in other responses.
And yes, the IPTV provider needs copyright permission to do server-based DVR behavior because they're actually rebroadcasting the show, and they aren't allowed to do that without a waiver. The large scale existence of OnDemand shows that this isn't horribly difficult to get though.
I don't care for server side DVR myself, but it's not some hideous evil that you make it out to be. You still get most of the DVR features that are really important -- namely, the ability to watch what you want when you want it, the ability to pause, and to rewind. You may
(and probably will) lose some fast forwarding ability... but it's still a helluva lot better than just watching TV w/o any kind of DVR.
I'll be holding on to my TiVo's though.