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I'd be more inclined to buy a blu-ray drive + blu-ray movies if it came with this kind of thing, but don't most blu-ray movies already come with a digital (drm free) copy?
    
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It's Steam, but for movies...
Good try, but no. Steam allows you to download and install your games to any computer that has Steam. UV, as I understand it, only allows you to play them on UV-enabled devices (which would require the purchase of a whole new device in the near future), only lets a finite number of users access each library of films, and requires that the items be streamed directly from the servers over wireless each time, meaning subsequent viewings will count as many times toward your Internet service plan's bandwidth limits.
    
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I'd be more inclined to buy a blu-ray drive + blu-ray movies if it came with this kind of thing, but don't most blu-ray movies already come with a digital (drm free) copy?
They do come with a copy, but it's not one that you can download anywhere you want. It is limited to like 3 uses or something IIRC. But really, they come with a normal copy of the DVD as well, so you could just rip that. Or the bluray.
    
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man i'd like something like steam for movies, thatd be sweet
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Also, that's not gonna play well with bandwidth limited users.
this

just another way for the guys on top to get more of are $
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No. Since the first legal concept of copyright 400 years ago there have been pirates. As long as the government gives out the legal right for only a particular rights holder to make copies then there will be piracy on some scale.
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man i'd like something like steam for movies, thatd be sweet
They already exist. Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, etc.
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Good try, but no. Steam allows you to download and install your games to any computer that has Steam. UV, as I understand it, only allows you to play them on UV-enabled devices (which would require the purchase of a whole new device in the near future), only lets a finite number of users access each library of films, and requires that the items be streamed directly from the servers over wireless each time, meaning subsequent viewings will count as many times toward your Internet service plan's bandwidth limits.
And Steam only allows you to install your games on PCs. Considering UV is allowing for things like iPhones and Playstations in their whole 'media-device' equation, I'd say that's at least a little more inclusive.
Still, that's the big part of the question - if they ask platform developers for money to put it on their platform, then it will start not working.
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i have no job/money. plz gimme movie for dollar
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man i'd like something like steam for movies, thatd be sweet
iTunes?
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So like Steam?
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