Studios Set Up DVD Download-and-Burn Plans To Fail
Techdirt, publication date: 19 July 2006
"Much to Movielink's chagrin, its major rival, CinemaNow, says it will start letting customers burn some movies to DVD, with the studios' blessing. It's slightly odd that the studios would let CinemaNow introduce the functionality before a site in which they have a financial stake, but they apparently feel somewhat comfortable with the technology the site's been using to let users burn porn DVDs for several months. Of course, there's a catch -- only about 100 movies are initially available to be burned, none of them new releases. "