Re: Well done...
Non-DRMed and Non-Geolocated.
The problem with legal services like Spotify and Hulu is the endless "Sorry, this content isn't available in your country" bullshit. More even than DRM, this is why I download stuff illegally. These bastards want all the benefits of globalism for themselves (e.g. outsourcing) but aren't willing to let the general public benefit from it (e.g. geolocation), and I'm sick of it. So I'll continue torrenting, and forking out for a VPN, until:
1) There is no DRM whatsoever on content;
2) There is no geolocation restriction applied to content;
3) The same range and scope of content is offered as is offered on a torrent site (i.e. not just one company's content like Sony or Warner, but a huge range of stuff, past and present);
4) Past content is kept available indefinitely, not "grandfathered" or deleted or "out of print";
5) I can download all I want for a fixed monthly fee (say $20 / month)
With regard to that last point, going over my torrent usage for the ast few years, I notice that some months I might download a fuckton of stuff, then go a month or so without downloading anything at all. This usage pattern would be likely to continue for a $X-per-month all-you-can-eat service. That means that some months they'd get their money from me without me downloading anything at all, while other months I'd really get my money's worth. Overall, they'd be making a shitload more than they are now.
But no, control and power over peoples' consumption choices seem to mean more to them than money.