Warner Bros. has unveiled a plan to sell movies and TV shows via BitTorrent Inc. Starting this summer, Warner Bros. is planning to sell copies of more 200 films at BitTorrent.com. The files will be available the same day that they can be bought in stores, but they will not be copyable or burnable to a DVD. No prices have been set, but it is expected that shows will cost around $1 per episode.
New research by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan has shown that 80% of mobile phone content has been hacked, downloaded or otherwise illegally acquired through such things as memory cards and Bluetooth. This illegal activity is predicted to cost mobile entertainment companies in the ballpark of EU 2.7 billion this year.
The event is set to take place on August 26th in Cardiff’s Coopers Field. The event will also feature performances by Echo and The Bunnymen, Badly Drawn Boy, De La Soul, and Lily Allen among others. The second leg of the tour will be in London and is set to be headlined by Babyshambles.