The clueless film industry again shows its blind greed by offering first-run motion pictures for download to own at a price-gouging $35 for movies such as King Kong. For that price, Universal will soon be offering two digital files for download, one for a PC and another for a portable device, and then they'll also mail you a DVD.
Great idea, Universal: rip off legitimate customers. Have you not heard of
rip and return NetFlix?
Coming soon: Download-to-own films [via The Consumerist]