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Studio Copyright Battles Worthy of Hollywood Script: Licensing red-tape is preventing movies from being released online, and creating huge t…

Studio Copyright Battles Worthy of Hollywood Script: Licensing red-tape is preventing movies from being released online, and creating huge troubles for subscription movie players such as CinemaNow, according to this story. “Internet movie negotiators said many of the license headaches stem from older works created before online distribution clauses were included in contracts. Most TV programs and movies made before 1990 do not include license stipulations that allow for digital distribution, they say, so lawyers must painstakingly review contracts and reach the appropriate license holders to make a film available on the Internet.”

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