South Korea Leads the Way to DVD Death

picture-6Little piece in the NYT is pretty much the clearest example of the canary in the coal mines for DVDs.

Warner Brothers is changing the way they do business in South Korea.

“It will now start renting moves over the Internet two weeks before they are released on DVDs, making South Korea the first market in the world where movies will appear online before they hit the store shelves.”

Since technology rarely moves backward, it would be tough to make an argument that the same thing won’t be happening here in the States sooner than later.

I wonder what the DRM situation is in S. Korea…

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