Nope, they are destined to the same fate as the music industry, fighting over the scraps of their dwindling market share because they are too stupid, too stubborn and too entrenched to change.lorax1284 wrote: ↑The major movie studios didn't much like the low-cost rental stores... but with their demise, people are being pushed to all-digital options... many of which incur a monthly fee or you can watch a movie over a short period of time but have to pay again if you want to watch it again.
I'm a huge critic of illegal downloading (it IS stealing regardless of what you think of how much DVD sales are overpriced) but the studios seem content to PUSH people towards illegal downloads: after you download it illegally, you can watch it over and over as much as you want. I've had so much hassle with region restrictions on "Digital Copy" versions I try to download, if there's anything that the US / Canadian governments should be doing is unifying the digital media landscape and do away with all of these anachronistic licensing agreements between US content creators and Canadian licensees that restrict how Canadians get access to the content produced in the US.
Don't worry, like CDs, I'm sure Wal-Mart will continue to distribute Blurays for some time, while the rest of the world moves on.
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