Big Film Co-Opts File Sharing

“An ambitious experiment with selling big-studio movies over a file-swapping network in Germany may portend new kinds of online movie sales in the United States–and give Microsoft new allies in its battle with Apple Computer.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment said Monday that it would launch a peer-to-peer video download service in Germany beginning in March, using Bertelsmann-created file-swapping technology to sell movies online at the same time as they’re released on DVD.”

John Borland. Legal DVD Downloads To Hit U.S. Shores? Jan. 31, 2006.

See also:

BBC News. Warner Bros to Sell Movies on Net. Jan. 31, 2006.

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Written by sesomedia

02/03/2006 at 08:55

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