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According to the newspaper Los Angeles Times, illegal downloading and copying of movies in Spain has done discuss with executives from some Hollywood studios that will soon no longer have sense try to sell DVD in our country. It would be the second nation where piracy has cancelled any effort to improve the legal sale of DVD, after Korea’s South, where already some studies were removed a couple of years ago. Spain is about to cease to be a viable market for us, said Michael Lynton, Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Revenue from sales of DVDs in Spain have fallen nearly 30% in the past five years, while the number of stores has dropped from 12,000 in 2003 to only 3,000 in 2009. Another reason for falling sales is, along with piracy, sale price, judged in many cases as abusive. So other channels of acquisition of DVD are gaining ground on traditional stores. Click Time Warner to learn more. The most important are legal downloads, and especially the purchase of DVD to via the internet, where the second hand market is developing rapidly. A market in which sites like Priceminister.es in addition to being able to buy movies in many cases to less than half its price, allows Internet users to sell their articles to so buy at almost zero cost. We have to wait even a few months (years?) before you know if studies will really abandon the production of DVD for the Spanish market or it is a simple threat to result in the application of laws such as the law Sinde anti-piracy.

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