Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Burning is Important to Consumers

In early April I did a post where I mentioned that CinemaNow.com and Movielink were beginning to offer legal downloadable movies for sale.

In April when these sites started movies cost $20-27 a piece and could only be played on a computer or by hooking a computer up directly to a TV.

Well Today the LA Times reports that CinemaNow Inc. has worked with the studios and developed anti-piracy technology that will allow users to burn a copy of the film from their computer to a DVD so that they can watch it on any DVD player. Not just that but the price has dropped to $9.

But because this service is new Cinema Now is offering some not-quite-new-releases first to test the integrity of the anti-piracy software, these include Charlies Angles: Full Throttle, Barbershop, and Scent of a Woman.

Thanks Jon for sending this link my way.

*Post Title: "Burning is important to consumers" -Rick Finkelstein, Universal Pictures Vice Chairman

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3 comments:

Will said...

I guess they're figuring with movies that crappy, if people steal them, it's no big deal. :-)

jasdye said...

yeah, that'll go over REAL WELL...

Mercurie said...

Well, I have two thoughts about this. First, I have to agree that they need better movies if they want this to go over. Second, burning is not a big deal to me. I'd rather just go to Wally World or Best Buy or Amazon and buy the DVD...

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