Friday, December 28, 2007
Apple plans online movie rental service
Apple has reportedly signed an agreement with News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox to offer Fox movies for rent online through Apple's iTunes Store, the Financial Times reported. The deal would allow consumers to rent DVD releases by downloading a digital copy from Apple's iTunes platform for a limited time. Apple also has agreed to license its FairPlay copy-protection platform so the technology would be built into Fox DVDs, allowing users to easily transfer the movies from the disc to a computer or an iPod for playback.