Found this one on Slashdot this morning, martinmarv writes:
The BBC is reporting that Warner Bros. is to sell movies over BitTorrent. Disappointingly, the pricing is set to be about the same as the DVD, even though the download will only become available at the same time as the DVD release, and can only play on one machine. In distributing films via download, Warner will join the ranks of MovieLink and CinemaNow. Perhaps they should wait to see how their $1.50 experiment works out first?." From the article: "Other Hollywood studios are now likely to launch similar services. They believe movie fans will prefer to pay a reasonable price for a legal downloaded movie rather than risk illegally swapping a computer file that could contain viruses or be a poor quality copy of a film.
One of our families favorite DVD’s is a copy of the 1980’s version of Flash Gordon, the film is 26 years old but the kids adore it. As a consumer, I really dont care what format my video comes in as long as the quality is good and I have the ability to play it now, five years from now, and in the case above 26 years from now.