"The whole industry knows DRM is just smoke and mirrors"
August 28, 2014 10:44 AM Subscribe
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Online game retailer GOG
--which started (as Good Old Games) with a focus on updating classics to run on modern computers, then branched into offering newer games DRM-free--has announced
that they will start selling movies under their DRM-free model.Major studios
have been leery
of embracing this model after years of fighting for DRM, but GOG has a history of accomplishing the seemingly impossible
. Meanwhile, speculation swirls
that Steam may also be looking to expand into non-video game media.
As part of the launch, GOG is offering two movies--the unwieldily-titled TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard
(which was released
last year under a Creative Commons license) and The Art Of Playing
, a short-form doc produced by Austin's PBS affiliate.