Source: New York Times
quote: if everyone actually did this where would all the money come from to pay all those people?
quote: Don't get me wrong we all hate commercials, but they absolutely MUST exist.
quote: Like it or not shows exist to make money, historically how they did that is primarily through commercials. If you cannot sell an advertiser on the benefits of a 30 second spot, then the funding for the shoot is simply not there.
quote: Personally I think it's good for someone to push these boundaries since it gives legal clarification to what is allowed and not allowed in the marketplace.