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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Mamamia, Sep 17, 2010.

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    Why digital copies of magazines and movies are so expensive. Right now to rent a movie on iTunes it costs 5.99. To rent a movie at the local video store is under 5.00. How can the suppliers cost be justified?
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    They justify it as it is probably a third of the actual purchase price and most people only want to watch something once anyways.
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    The old-Media fogies don't want to update their ancient business models. They don't realize that they aren't competing against landfill-choking paper and CDs, but instead bit torrent.

    It is easier to torrent a copy of a DVD that I own than it is to rip it, and use it as I want - on my iPad - which would be illegal if I lived in America!

    I would pay an extra dollar above the Newspaper, Magazine or DVD price if I could also download a digital copy to enjoy on my iPad. I would also pay a fair price for digital content without hardcopy - but it has to be dramatically cheaper than hardcopy.

    Or why not make a digital TV show free if it has the original advertisements that you can't skip - just like on TV?

    I think Apple is right, a buck for a TV show is the right price.

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