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GOG.com Adds DRM-Free Movies; TV Coming

GOG.com announces the addition of DRM-free movie sales to their marketplace for good old games, offering films to either download or stream, providing two flicks for free to help test out their ability to deliver them. Besides the two freebies, all but one of their offerings are currently priced at $5.99, and though this is an introductory price for some titles, they say this is their main target price point going forward. They say most of the movies are full 1080p HD, though some are 720p, and they also offer a 576p format for the bandwidth constrained. Here's word on the program (extra credit for the George Harrison lyric reference), which will also eventually include television shows:

Our goal is to offer you cinema classics as well as some all-time favorite TV series with no DRM whatsoever, for you to download and keep on your hard drive or stream online whenever you feel like it. We talked to most of the big players in the movie industry and we often got a similar answer: "We love your ideas, but … we do not want to be the first ones. We will gladly follow, but until somebody else does it first, we do not want to take the risk". DRM-Free distribution is not a concept their lawyers would accept without hesitation. We kind of felt that would be the case and that it's gonna take patience and time to do it, to do it, to do it right. That's quite a journey ahead of us, but every gamer knows very well that great adventures start with one small step. So why not start with something that feels very familiar? We offer you a number of gaming and internet culture documentaries - all of them DRM-Free, very reasonably priced, and presenting some fascinating insight into topics close to a gamer's heart.

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