Many strikes present complicated issues. Then there is the Writers Guild of America strike, which began Monday and could mean even more TV reruns than usual. The Hollywood companies stand to make a fortune off DVD sales, Internet downloads and the like. Writersâ€™ residuals should reflect the windfall. â€œThey claim that the new media is still too new to structure a model for compensation,â€ said Jose Arroyo, a â€œLate Night with Conan Oâ€™Brienâ€ writer. â€œWe say give us a percentage so if they make money, we make money.â€ Problem solved.
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