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Toxic Avenger trashes DRM downloads

April 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Currently, the major legal download movie sites offer only files laced with use-restricting DRM. The best you can hope to do is watch your download on one or two computers. But Troma Entertainment, maker of schlock horror and exploitation flix such as the Toxic Avenger series intends to be a little more accommodating. It is putting its catalogue on download-to-burn site EZTakes.com; visitors can download a movie file and then burn it to disc, for playback anywhere. Users get a free Download manager with built-in burning software. The site even provides labels and sleeve artwork for printing. The site offers a wide variety of cult and Bollywood movies from $1.99 up to $7.99. “Who wants to pay to download movies that they can only watch on their PC,” argues CEO Jim Flynn, CEO of EZTakes. “We give people the ability get legal movie downloads that they can enjoy just about anywhere they want.” As an anti-piracy measure, each download is encrypted with a unique watermark, allowing the studio to trace anyone who uploads the title to peer-2-peer nets.
The adult industry is also embracing download-to-burn.  Download-2-Own.com is offering a wide range of X-rated material and market-leader Vivid will offer a similar service through CinemaNow’s subsidiary All Adult Channel. Film files will be priced at around $25.

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