How the Apple Stole Christmas

Many of you may not have heard, given all the distraction from toxic political propaganda, BUT… Apple bought out the rights to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and has moved it to their premium Apple TV service. Yep, a beloved holiday classic is now behind a pay wall:

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/tv/charlie-brown-fans-upset-over-peanuts-holiday-specials-moving-exclusively-n1244199

Suffice it to say that I for one am disgusted. Also glad I own the deluxe edition on DVD and can tell Apple where to stick their paywall.

Is there ANYTHING that isn’t for sale to money grubbing mega-corporations, especially the silicon valley goon squad?

8 thoughts on “How the Apple Stole Christmas

    1. Silk Cords Post author

      Isn’t that the truth. I’m very pro-capitalism, but mega-corporations always do things like this. Prefect example of why there need to be a few checks and balances on the system… ones that are actually enforced.

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  1. The Hinoeuma

    There is a lot of stuff that film & television companies won’t get off of…or they, themselves, destroyed. Only about 20% of Hollyweird’s silent era films survived.

    It’s just like the big tech firms to hold something hostage for money extraction.

    Hackers & geeks can probably find whatever they need. Pirate Bay still exists. Torrent sites are a nice counterbalance to the industry giants. Old usenet groups still exist with bootlegged stuff.

    Besides, the poor, poor entertainment industry is hemorrhaging money over theatre closures so, they have to snatch up your pocket change every chance they get.

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