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Digital copy- why no more iTunes?

I own Macbook and iPad. Any media I purchase is usually through iTunes just to keep all thing tidy and in one place.
Needless to say - Ultra-violet is of no use to me.
But most Blu-rays use to give me the option to download the iTunes digital copy.
In the past year almost every Blu-ray has been Exclusive to Ultra-violet.

No more itunes digital companion file on discs?
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Hollywood studios did not want a repeat of what happened to the music industry, where Apple gained a monopoly over the music industry's future distribution channel. UltraViolet was consciously created by Hollywood as a digital copy service they could control. It was always intended to undermine Apple's iTunes platform. UltraViolet will be used as leverage by the studios in future negotiations with Apple.

The writing is on the wall that UltraViolet is the foreseeable future for digital copies. Some studios have already abandoned the inclusion of iTunes copies on their packaged media. Even Disney has started shifting away from iTunes by creating their own digital copy alternative, Disney Movie Anywhere.
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Hollywood studios did not want a repeat of what happened to the music industry, where Apple gained a monopoly over the music industry's future distribution channel. UltraViolet was consciously created by Hollywood as a digital copy service they could control. It was always intended to undermine Apple's iTunes platform. UltraViolet will be used as leverage by the studios in future negotiations with Apple.

The writing is on the wall that UltraViolet is the foreseeable future for digital copies. Some studios have already abandoned the inclusion of iTunes copies on their packaged media. Even Disney has started shifting away from iTunes by creating their own digital copy alternative, Disney Movie Anywhere.

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thx for sharing this info.  I had actually been wondering the same thing ( as the OP ) myself.  I cant say im thrilled with the news....ultraviolet is so user unfriendly and slow.  


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Even Disney has started shifting away from iTunes by creating their own digital copy alternative, Disney Movie Anywhere.

They have retained some compatibility with iTunes though. If you are in your iTunes market region (i.e. USA), you can stream Disney movie Anywhere titles using iTunes:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6129?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

I gave up on expecting usable digital copies and bought a blu ray drive and make my own.
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It took me like 2 hours the other night (I get 50Mbps+) to download The Lego Movie via Flixster/UV onto my son's iPad. SD quality. Less than 1.5GB.

Ridiculous.
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