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Professor Johanna Gibson comments on Star Trek: Discovery's move to Paramount+

The article, featured on Wired, looks at what this means for the future of streaming

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Johanna Gibson, Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London, spoke to Wired about Star Trek: Discovery's recent removal from Netflix to become a Paramount+ exclusive. The removal from Netflix outraged fans, who objected to having to pay for another streaming service and to the delayed international release of Season 4 of Discovery until the end of 2022. Professor Gibson said: 'Streaming services will soon have a difficult decision to make: whether they want a smaller share of a crowded market or decide to team up through cross-licensing arrangements to share content. “If the market leader is Netflix then that’s a further motivation for others to cooperate in such ways in order to compete with Netflix,”'.

Read the full article on Wired.

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