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Hollywood Prepares Movies for Digital Download

Hollywood Prepares Movies for Digital Download

Following the Grokster case, its announced that Hollywood had begun to digitize their films for legal online viewing. Sony, Universal and Warner are reported to already have the process underway. Warner specifically, by this time, reveals they’ve already had...
Sony Launches the Universal Media Disc (UMD)

Sony Launches the Universal Media Disc (UMD)

Sony debuts the UMD (Universal Media Disc) format with the launch of their PSP handheld game system in Japan. Spider-Man 2 (2004) is among the titles available with the system’s release. Movies are released on the format up until 2011 with the introduction of...
Pioneer Presses the Last Movie on Laserdisc

Pioneer Presses the Last Movie on Laserdisc

The last film pressed on the laserdisc format, Tokyo Raiders (2000), is released in Japan. The last American discs were pressed in October 2000 and were Bringing Out the Dead (1999) and Sleepy Hollow (1999).
BitTorrent is First Launched

BitTorrent is First Launched

BitTorrent, a decentralized peer-to-peer protocol which uses torrent files and trackers, is first launched on bitconjurer.org. It later becomes the most used method to download feature films from the internet.