iTunes Digital Copy - iTunes Digital copy is the name given to an offering by which customers who buy certain DVDs will receive an iPod-compatible version of the movie on the DVD that they are authorized to copy to their computer and iPod or iPhone.
20th Century Fox was the first studio to adopt the program.
Compatible DVDs automatically copy the iTunes Digital Copy version of the movie into iTunes when the DVD is inserted into a computer and the code that comes with the DVD is entered. The Digital Copy can be played on a computer, Apple TV, or iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
Movies purchased on Blu-ray, which is not currently Mac-compatible, that offer a Digital Copy generally include a DVD with the Digital Copy on it.
Each iTunes Digital Copy compatible DVD can copy the movie to a computer only once if it does not include a DVD and only offers a redemption code. Digital Copies available on DVD can usually be copied multiple times. You must have an iTunes account for the country in which the Digital Copy is designed to be used (that is, if the Digital Copy is for use in the U.S., you must have a U.S. iTunes account).
20th Century Fox
Introduced: Jan. 15, 2008
Introduced in conjunction with the iTunes Movie Rental service