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A boutique firm with unparalleled expertise in business and technology. We have good command of industrial ecology and legal practice, and have undertaken highly regarded cases. Because the small business scope, we pay more emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency, and choose clients with deliberation. The managing partner not only has extensive experiences in various legal issues more over than 20 years, but invests and manages several technology companies. In addition, he always checks each case rigorously. Clients’ business objectives are our primary focus. To achieve the same in the most cost-effective fashion trumps all seemingly sophisticated legal discussions.

Neflix in Taiwan, Same Price for Less

2016 - 01 - 07

Neftlix is coming to Taiwan. Fans in Taiwan are rejoicing about its arrival. On the contrary, we feel pity for those who have signed up.

Netflix今年進台灣,美劇粉絲引頸盼。我們其實很為這些人難過,為什麼呢?讀者可以參考這篇文章,摘譯如下:

「訂閱Netflix的DVD服務,主要就是為了它完整的DVD片庫。用戶有超過93,000部電影可供選擇。透過郵寄遞送服務,92%的用戶可以隔日取片。此外,因為著作權原因,最新發行的影片通常只以DVD配送,不供網上串流。」

「實體DVD和藍光DVD租借的授權其實比線上串流單純很多,電影通常在上映內一個月內即開始授權。串流影片則完全不同,授權合約經常到期或更動。Netflix常常必需從其影片庫中移除電影,也嘗試著用自製影集來補強其內容。很多Netflix粉絲對這樣的問題並不陌生,喜歡的電影一看再看,但再回首時,這些電影卻已遍尋不到。影片來來去去在串流服務可說司空見慣,使用者如果喜歡重看好片,還是用它的DVD服務比較好。」

Netflix台灣,價高片少

瞭解影音業者串流授權模式的都知道,契約和授權金都是以國家/地區為計算基礎,個別談判的。因此,每個地方能看得到聽得到什麼,永遠都是不一致的。這部分,Netflix 在美國拿到的授權片庫比起台灣的大得多、新得多。但是 Hastings給比較爛的服務,然後要收比較貴的費用(參考Spotify美國和台灣的服務方案與費率差異。)

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在美國的 Netflix 可以另外訂郵寄 DVD/Bluray 的服務,而且那部分的片庫更大、更新、也更穩定(串流的內容經常有不定期的上架下架之變動,原因就是授權合約),你如果搜尋到某些片子是不在串流片庫但有實體DVD的,可以另外加訂這個服務,東西就寄到家裡了。台灣,休想,Netflix 沒打算理你,它連在美國也沒有 Amazon 可以單片額外付費線上租片或購買下載的選項,就更別提台灣了。

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