A Matter Of Rights – Why Movies Aren’t Online

Even if they wanted to put movies online, movie studios aren’t able to, and it’s not likely to happen for a long time. Why? “Clearing rights to movies is the biggest single hurdle to Internet video on demand today. The studios would like to give us more, but can’t clear the titles. There are strange clauses attached to almost every film because the Internet either wasn’t contemplated or the contracts were loosely worded.”