Date: 14th March 2001
Film studios are looking to emulate music-sharing website NAPSTER by putting movies on the internet.
Movie fanatics can expect to download their favourite flicks within six months. Hollywood executives are discussing the scheme in the wake of growing concerns that an equivalent of Napster would start up and steal film revenue.
However, the idea still needs developing, since it would take over 10 hours to download an average two-hour film. Studios want to reduce this time to 30 minutes and will charge about $6 (£4) per movie. (ES/WNTET/KW)