Online Video Steven Kippel on 19 Jan 2008

War on digital downloads: Day three

War on digital downloads: Day three

In the continuing saga of the Digital Download Crisis, I’ve stumbled across a relevant point made by Tycho of Penny Arcade about the new AppleTV downloads.

Apple’s new digital rental service forces you to watch the download in a 24 hour period. As a strange coincidence, Divx forced the user to watch the film in a 48 hour period. Somehow the format everyone loved to hate 10 years ago is resurrected in digital downloads and praised as the future of home video.

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