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News: Blockbuster Buys Movielink

Category: Internet, Digital Photography/Video, General News
Posted: 05:08AM

Engagdet - The legal movie download market is still pretty small in the grand scheme of things, but the industry seems to be backing the idea even if it's only to try and avoid the widespread illegal downloading the music industry has faced. So rental company Blockbuster have snapped up download service Movielink, and will continue to operate it independently for now at least. You can probably expect elements of the service to pop up on Blockbusters site at some point the future too. - jammin *News Editor*

"We heard it was going to happen, and it did: Blockbuster bought Movielink for an undisclosed sum, surely to compliment its online offerings to better compete with arch-nemesis Netflix in the internet movie distribution game. And surely if it did sell for the piddly $50 mil figure being tossed around before, the barrier to this entry is just a drop in the bucket for the big blue movie rental giant."

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