Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has signed-up to offer an iTunes Digital Copy of the film on the DVD or Blu-ray versions of the movie sold in the US from January 6.
UK and US customers who purchase a DVD also get an additional Digital Copy of the movie which can be popped inside iTunes, and then played back on the computer or Apple’s range of digital devices.
This means iTunes, iPod, iPhone and Apple TV owners will be able to extract a legitimate copy of the film for playback on their computers and digital devices when they buy the disc. Sony will also offer versions for playback on Windows PCs and the PlayStation Portable.
Amazon.com’s online movie service is apparently affected, meaning users can easily grab a copy of films – even those theoretically protected against such use.
Apparently, the flaw lies in the Flash video servers. “The software doesn’t encrypt online content, but only orders sent to a video player such as start and stop play. To boost download speeds, Adobe dropped a stringent security feature that protects the connection between the Adobe software and its players,” Reuters explains.
The new feature launches with over 6,000 titles provided by CBS, Hulu, Sony Pictures Television and over 500 independents, including films like “Fever Pitch,” “Hoop Dreams” and “Raising Arizona,” and TV shows such as “24,” “CSI,” “The Simpsons” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
The site will also offer season premiere episodes of “Knight Rider,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Chuck,” “Life” and “30 Rock” before their broadcast debuts. Continue reading →
The 97-minute film follows Moore’s 62-city tour during the 2004 election to rally young voters. It will be available for three weeks as a free download to North American residents, beginning September 23. Continue reading →
An inspiring collection of short films – The Animation Collection – is now available via Shorts International through the iTunes Store in the US, UK and Canada.
The collection includes a host of excellent short pictures, including the 2008 Oscar winning short title, ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and 2008 Oscar Nominee, ‘Even Pigeons Go To Heaven’. We have a short clip from the former film available after the jump. Continue reading →
Major Hollywood film studios are teaming-up, working together in an attempt to create a standard approach to the DRM types used in various online movie stores – though some notable names are refusing to play ball.
The studios have begun what they are calling their Open Market digital initiative, an attempt to simplify the way consumers interact with online film services by harmonsing DRM use. Continue reading →
The Motion Picture Association of America has tried any number of tactics to fight piracy, but its latest scheme might actually prove useful to movie consumers on the Internet. The group is supposedly working on a new website that will offer information on how to find legit sources of movies so that users won’t have to resort to copyright infringem