GOG.com Now Offering DRM-Free Movies

Aug
28

GOG.com Now Offering DRM-Free Movies

Usually, when you mention GOG.com, it’s typically about DRM-free games. The site is an excellent place to purchase classic titles, as the company’s philosophy is that if you make a purchase, it’s yours forever. The games are also sold without the annoying DRM software, which in many cases seems to do more harm than good. Now the company is branching out into new frontier: DRM-free movies.

Like the games it sells, GOG.com wants to offer classic movies as well as TV shows without the restrictions of DRM. Unfortunately, major content providers do not seem too thrilled with the idea. And who can blame them? Piracy is a big issue in Hollywood.

“We talked to most of the big players in the movie industry and we often got a similar answer: ‘We love your ideas, but … we do not want to be the first ones. We will gladly follow, but until somebody else does it first, we do not want to take the risk.’ DRM-Free distribution is not a concept their lawyers would accept without hesitation,” GOG.com said in a recent blog.

Read the rest @: TomsHardware.com

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