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Sony makes nice with iTunes on film, music follows?

The reviews called it the “must-see comedy of the summer” and as winter closes in Sony has revealed an iTunes plan for the DVD release of ‘Pineapple Express’.

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.

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iTunes Digital Copy comes to UK

20th Century Fox has begun selling DVD’s equipped with a technology called Digital Copy for iTunes in the UK.

Introduced in January 2008 at an Apple trade event and until now only available on some titles sold in the USA, the first such title being, ‘Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest’.

What the move means is 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.

The first film including the feature to reach the US is the ‘What Happens in Vegas’, movie starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. However, each DVD will only transfer its iTunes Digital Copy to one iTunes library.

“One of the most requested features DVD buyers have been asking for is the ability to get the movies they bought into their iTunes library,” said Jim Gianopulos, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox Filmed Entertainment.
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