Apparently Murdoch's Internet Brilliance Not Yet Translated To Video Downloads
from the getting-it? dept
It’s barely worth mentioning, since it’s getting press coverage all over, but Fox and Microsoft have teamed up to offer downloadable movies and TV shows. If the details sound familiar, it’s because it’s the same exact deal we’ve seen before from others: convenient movie downloads minus the convenience. That is, it’s more expensive than most DVDs and is incredibly limited in how you can use it thanks to overly burdensome copy protection. As submitter Rajesh points out, wasn’t Rupert Murdoch supposed to be the big media baron who actually “gets” the internet? Turns out (as expected) he’s just another old media guy trying to make new media act more like old media.