23042 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2008 3:28 PM by MaurizioSebastian
Is there a reason for this? or maybe they only become available for rent after a few weeks of being on same? or maybe is something to do with the movie companies?
Apple can only sell or rent what the movie companies will license them to. Some movies are available for sale, some for rent and some both. These status change. Movies become unavailble, go from sale to rental. Some movies that are destined to become available for rental don't start out that way. For example, the latest X-Files movie had a notation in the description that it will be available for rental on <some specific later date I don't remember>.
ok can you tell me will 'The Dark Knight' be available to rent as well as buy?
I don't work for Apple or the movie companies so I'm not privy to that information.
Also is there anywhere i can get a release schdule foe apple movies?
I've never seen one but googling for it couldn't hurt.
Best of luck.
Good articles. Thanks.
I foresee this as becoming more usual...
"Digital definitely has enormous amount of buzz right now and the studios understand that if you don't get control of the Internet consumers will rip the content and share it."
I don't think that the industry understands and they spend too much money in the past and in DRM systems.
One does not need to "rip" the movie from a digital file. One only needs to rent it from blockbuster and record it to propagate the movie. This will work until they DRM the eyes and ears of the people
I've seen pirate video from direct recordings at the movie theater or at media previews released even before they are shown on major theater chains. The future will come slowly but it will get here...
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