I have decided to discuss Amazon prime, in a similar way to Netflix, Amazon prime has a subscription fee which allows you to access a verity of online content. Amazon’s fee is annual and stands at £79.
Amazon’s website states that “prime members can watch thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, listen ad-free to hundreds of hand-built playlists and access over a million songs with Prime Music. Safely store an unlimited amount of photos or get 30 minute early access to Lightning Deals and of course enjoy unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items.”
Although £79 may seem drastic for Amazon prime, in reality if you are someone that regularly orders from Amazon, watches films and listens to music it may work out cheaper than subscribing to to likes of Netflix and Spotify, as well as paying for delivery every time you order from Amazon.
If Amazon Prime was shared under a creative commons license it would result in a drastic change in the way the company works; they may not be able to continue to fund the way it currently runs. For example, it would be hard to continue to have a wide selection of current films at a high quality.
it could be suggested that one negative of the likes of Amazon Prime and Netflix charging subscription fees is that it may encourage people to illegally download or stream films and music; why pay when you can get it for free? Although it could also be argued that when services like Amazon prime exist whereby you get access to a massive scale of content people may be less likely to illegally download and stream films and music.