Special downloading edition for you today.

  • Warner Bros. is planning on launching their own movie download service next year that would allow the movies to be burned to DVD.
  • BitTorrent is about to announce deals with a number of studios, as well as other content producers, that would allow their stuff to be legally funneled through the service.
  • More news on the Wal-Mart/Superman Returns deal announced yesterday. The downloads will only be usable on machines running Windows and even then won’t be transferable to video iPods. Thord at The Blog Herald laments that we can’t just buy the rights to content to listen to, watch or otherwise consume when and where we choose, a point I completely agree with. I’d love to legally be able to rip my DVDs to my laptop for viewing whenever but, you know, can’t.