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Fox Releases DVDs With Free Digital Copies

Will Free Digital Copies Make You Excited About Buying DVDs Again?

Fox's release of Family Guy's Star Wars parody Blue Harvest on DVD is exciting because of its inclusion of a free digital copy, so you can own both the DVD and iTunes copy — no long ripping process required, no legal bones about it.


The intrepid testers over at Gizmodo unboxed the DVD to find an extra digital copy disc and a slip with a code inside. Each can only be used once, which made testers question the complexity of something relatively easy to do — why not just give the code to enter online?

Anyway, it seems like a lot to do for a digital copy, but I like the idea that every time I buy a DVD, I have the digital version ready to go. Then again, every time I buy a DVD now, I think of the impending Blu-ray takeover and my piles of VHS tapes that landed in the goodwill bin. What about you? Do free digital copies make you excited to buy DVDs again?
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