Monday, March 10, 2008

Lionsgate Joins iTunes Digital Copy Program

Lionsgate announced on Monday that it is working with Apple to include iTunes Digital Copy content with select DVD titles. The move means Lionsgate will be joining 20th Century Fox in offering digital versions of movies that users can copy from commercial DVDs and Blu-ray discs to iTunes.

Rambo will be the studio's first iTunes Digital Copy offering on May 27, and The Eye will be available this summer. Lionsgate and Apple plan on offering more titles later this year.

iTunes Digital Copy versions of movies can be copied from DVD or Blu-ray disc into iTunes for playback on a computer, iPod, or iPhone. The content does include built-in copy protection to prohibit users from freely distributing the electronic versions of movies.

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