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FOXNews.com | MGM Testing Online Movie Distribution: "MGM has teamed with CinemaNow Inc., an Internet distributor of feature films and shorts, to offer two motion pictures over the Internet as part of a 30-day trial. As part of the trial, MGM will test CinemaNow billing and security software. Customers will only be able to play the films in the 24-hour period after they download them. Also, electronic locks in the software have been designed to prevent copying once the movies are downloaded."

The studio plans to sell the movies for up to $6 and then limit how you watch them? What a joke.

The Man In The Iron Mask, one of the movies involved in the trial, is available for purchase for $10 on VHS and $14 on DVD. Used copies are available on eBay for around $2.

Why would I buy a product that takes hours to download, has low video quality and that I can only use for 24 hours when I can buy the same movie for about the same price and use it how I please?

If this is meant to be a test of video on demand, then why not use some first run films? Try this with a movie that people actually want to see. Perhaps a hit that has recently been released on video.

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