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Handhelds Media Movies Hardware

Android Scans DVD Bar Codes, Downloads Movies 181

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the unifying-theory-of-gadgetry dept.
cars writes "Remember how you can scan any bar code with an android phone and it will tell you where to find that product for cheaper? A new Android application called BarTor (formerly ScanTorrent) can scan any DVD bar code and then signals either uTorrent or Vuze on your PC to download the movie from BitTorrent. How long do you think this will last?" Other features include purchase opportunities on barcode lookup, Google base product lookup, and site-level filtering.
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Android Scans DVD Bar Codes, Downloads Movies

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  • Re:nice (Score:5, Informative)

    by BlackCreek (1004083) on Friday March 27, 2009 @03:26PM (#27362905)

    The barcode recognition is the biggest feature IMHO. Imagine the apps you could build with a good barcode recognition.

    Scan a list of 'to buy'. Sort of a "Wedding registry" but how many times are you out and you see something that looks like a decent product but you want to check reviews? Scan a barcode, dump it into a Google docs document.

    The biggest IMHO is "crowd sourcing" grocery lists. So you go to the store and scan in what you're going to buy, punch in the price and it gets added to a database. Use the GPS to determine the store.

    What you describe already exists for Android since pretty much day one: http://www.biggu.com/ [biggu.com]

  • by Junior J. Junior III (192702) on Friday March 27, 2009 @04:57PM (#27364161) Homepage

    BitTorrent is not a place. It's a protocol. Correct usage would be "download the movie via BitTorrent".

  • Re:Charging 2.99 (Score:3, Informative)

    by mjeffers (61490) on Friday March 27, 2009 @05:32PM (#27364677) Homepage

    "For electronic and audio-visual media, unauthorized reproduction and distribution is occasionally referred to as piracy (an early reference was made by Daniel Defoe in 1703 when he said of his novel True-born Englishman : "Its being Printed again and again, by Pyrates"[2]). The practice of labeling the act of infringement as "piracy" actually predates copyright itself. Even prior to the 1709 enactment of the Statute of Anne, generally recognized as the first copyright law, the Stationers' Company of London in 1557 received a Royal Charter giving the company a monopoly on publication and tasking it with enforcing the charter. Those who violated the charter were labeled pirates as early as 1603.[3]"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement [wikipedia.org]

    So in other words, your original post and your followup are both pretty much completely wrong.

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