ONLINE MOVIES

The BBC reports that movielink is now launched. The movie industry is just a hair ahead of the recording industry with the benefit of that awful experience. They have a slightly more reasonable catalog. But they are still pricing it at a “what the hell?” level…$2-5 for a 24 hour playable MPEG-4 download. It’s a small step for a company and a small step for mankind.

The sad thing is that when someone comes up with a decent business model, they get shut down, like movie88.com, a scrappy little Tiawanese company. Reminds me of the icravetv.com story, a little Canadian company offering timeshifted TV over the internet, something that is legal in Canada but the MPAA still managed to shut them down.

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