Baby’s first license agreement

A couple days ago while surfing the Family and Kids section of Netflix instant, I found a show I knew my daughter would love. We watched a couple episodes and it was then I noticed the small print in the Netflix interface: available for streaming until June 23.

It's a cartoon about horses and pretty innocuous, but I knew we would quickly have to have The Talk, you know the one, where you explain the Hollywood studio system, the complicated license agreements between online delivery services like Netflix, and the byzantine world of paying the creators of programs based on the slivers of monthly fees of Netflix customers. 

Tonight, perhaps I'll tuck her into bed and read from one of her favortes, the latest iTunes End User Software License Agreement.

2 Comments

  • A cartoon about horses? Sure it’s cute now, but when she is 8 and really, really, really wants a real live pony, it’s not going to be so cute.
    Netflix may be doing you a favor here :) I speak from experience…

  • Whew, for a second there, I was worried this story would involve Bronies.

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