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GMAT Integrated Reasoning  >  Multi-Source Reasoning Question #4: Infer the view of Online Video Websites  
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CBO Online Video  

We at CBO produce original programming for TV shows, mini-series, and movies. We sell contracts to television conglomerate networks for the exclusive right to broadcast our programming and sell them via DVDs. For this right, the television networks pay CBO substantial fees that help finance CBO expenses and fund future CBO programming projects.

For members of the media, we provide kits complete with information on the actors / actresses in our shows, story plots, list of reviews, video clips and images. Now, however, some internet companies, through user generated content have not just a collection of video clips and digital photographs of our media programming throughout their site, but also full length versions of our movies and TV shows. Some of these users pirate our content and make it available for free via online video streaming just hours after initial release - this directly affects our DVD sales. Conditions must be placed on these practices, which go beyond basic media exposure; they harm the value of our contracts with television conglomerate networks and violate our rights as owners of the entertainment content. Video-based internet companies that wish to post such content on their websites should therefore sign contracts with the programming company that stipulate what content will be allowed and how much it will cost. As we have in the past, we will legally pursue internet video-based companies and push to have them shut down.


Which of the following can most reasonably be inferred to be a view held by the online video websites?


Online consumers have the right to reproduce programming content that has been posted on online video websites.


Online consumers' basic freedom rights will effectively be violated if they are prohibited from uploading and sharing videos.


Online video sites have the exclusive right to stream original programming content online.


People are less likely to tune into the original programming (whether on TV or other media) if they have access to the recorded version online at any time.


CBO should restrict how its original programming can be disseminated.

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