Movies slow to take off online
This really doesn't surprise me much at all. Sure downloading is easy, but so is Netflix-ing, and then you have all the "pirates" who will copy their Netflix movies. Can't do that with the DRM-heavy online movies. And it's not like you save all that much money to truly make it worth the effort.
But according to ABI Research, only about 5%
of North American internet users that say they watch video on the
internet have rented or purchased a downloaded movie. That's far fewer
than the number of people who have downloaded movies for free from file
The most popular videos online are short clips, like those found on YouTube or news and sports websites.
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