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Two thousand and WHAT?

From Ina Fried’s coverage of the latest Apple announcements:

For now, the movie downloads will only be available in the U.S., but “we hope to take this international in 2008,” Jobs said.

Well there you have it. It will take two years – TWO years – to bring this to Europe. I hope that this is a Hollywood-inspired decision, because it’s certainly a stupid one.

UPDATE: Chuqui says in the comments below that it’s a mistake, and it’s 2007 not 2008. That’s more like it. However, the CNet report still says 2008 (hurrah up and update it, Ina).

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  • http://www.machelpdesk.com Dru Richman

    ‘Hollywood-inspired decision’ – you betcha! Only idiots would waste two years of sales in the hopes of capturing every last penny of revenue. And least we forget, the EU’s, Asia’s, England’s etc. version (such as it is) of the MPAA will surely NOT want moives sold unless they can be clamped down so tightly that no consumer will ever buy them.

  • Paul Johnson

    Uhh. . .That would be 2007, not 2008. Nice try, and while you’re at it, why don’t you call off the Scandinavian and French regulatory dogs who want to strip Apple of its hardware profits? Bet those movies will show up a lot sooner if that happens.

  • http://profile.typekey.com/chuqui/ chuqui

    that’s a mistake. Steve said 2007, not 2008.

  • huxley

    I’m sure that if Ian asked nicely the “regulatory dogs” would quit hounding Apple, but if he does that he’ll probably have to help out the next time the “dogs” move into a new apartment. With great power comes great responsibility.

  • http://technovia.typepad.com Ian Betteridge

    Those damn regulatory dogs. You think that after all this time they’d be house-trained.

  • Tom

    You know, we still don’t have music videos or tv shows here in Europe. I don’t need movies or tv shows in iTunes, but I’d certainly love to have music videos! For how long have they been available in the US? Two years or something?

  • Sebhelyesfarku

    WTF cares. I don’t need that Hollywood crap.