This short article in the NYTimes today hits the nail on the head about the time and complications involved in downloading movies (even legally). Folk love the idea that downloading a movie is easy and fast – but even if every single thing falls in place (programs, internet connection, etc.) it takes my friend 1-2 hours for every DVD he backs up.

Another related article called, “The Shape of Cinema, Transformed at the Click of a Mouse,” can be found here.