We just finished publishing, Digitial Music - Threat Becomes An Opportunity wherein we covered,"The record industry's priority now is to licence music - to as many services, for as many consumers, on as many formats and devices for use in as many places and countries as it can. The straightforward conditions are that the business must be legitimate, the music must be correctly licensed, and record companies and other rights holders must get properly paid." Taijen pointed out the Slashot news thatCinema On Web Partners With DivXNetworks to Protect Bollywood from Piracy and Generate New Revenue. Excerpts with edits and comments:
Rapid changes with still more rapidly changing technologies!!
The new service from Cinema on Web is amongst the first to deliver and broadcast cinema quality, licensed Bollywood film content to Internet users. All content available through the system is duly encrypted & licensed, protected from piracy and available at the highest level of visual quality. Titles include pay-per-view sports, feature films, first run and simultaneous release Bollywood & independent films available to global audiences through COW's worldwide content delivery networks with a choice of wireless, dial up, mobile and broadband capability. "Each new Bollywood film is released on the public Internet a day before or on the same day of its theatrical release, through piracy on multiple illegal movie download web sites," said Al Mason, CEO of Cinema on Web. "Our partnership with DivXNetworks represents the future of entertainment on the Internet. Soon virtually all new major Bollywood and Hollywood movies, including entertainment will be distributed digitally with secure VOD solutions like the one created by DivXNetworks, simultaneously defeating piracy and generating additional revenue for film studios and producers."
Cinema on Web's technical partner DivXNetworks offers a complete Video-on-Demand (VOD) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) platform to address widespread piracy. DivX DRM makes it easy for users to find and purchase legal and protected content over the Internet. This content can be viewed on PCs as well as on all DivX® Certified consumer electronics (CE) devices without compromising security. An estimated 20 million DRM enabled DivX Certified CE devices are expected to ship this year and millions are already installed in consumers' homes, waiting to securely play the very Hollywood content that has become a favorite target of pirates.