Alan Spurgeon

Online Movie Downloads, UK Lagging

If you are in the United States, you can now download the latest movies on the same day that the DVD is released.

Piracy issues have prevented the facility being put in place earlier, but these downloads will be software protected so they can not be burned repeatedly burned on to DVD discs and replayed on DVD players. For how long I wonder?

ticket.gifMovies are released earlier in the US than here in the UK, but if you try and access the US sites currently offering this service from the UK, you’ll be told that its a US service only.

So what about the UK?

AOL have a service powered by Lovefilm, which lets you download titles, although no ‘recent blockbusters’ are available yet (though Kong is due in shortly). Amazon are also reported by Rueters to be putting a movie download package together.

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