Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 2:02am
WARNER BROTHERS TO SELL MOVIES AND TV SHOWS ON INTERNET
[SOURCE: New York Times, AUTHOR: Julie Bosman & Tom Zeller]
Warner Brothers plans to announce today that it will make hundreds of movies and television shows available for purchase over the Internet using BitTorrent software, which is widely used to download movies and other copyrighted material illegally. The agreement between Warner Brothers and BitTorrent is an unusual deal between a major Hollywood studio and a company whose file-sharing technology has raised the ire of the movie industry. For its part, Warner Brothers says it is trying to stem the piracy of movies on the Internet by offering consumers an easy and fast way to download movies legally.
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