DVD swapping platform could bring millions of films to the cloud, legally

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Watching movies is still not as simple as picking a song on Spotify, despite the move to video-streaming from services like Netflix and Hulu. But now a new crowdfunded startup is looking to make on-demand films even more immediate. MovieSwap is a cancelled project that was aiming to become the first community-based movie library; a subscription-funded source for millions of films. MovieSwap say that because users have already paid for their DVDs, they can move them into the cloud to swap them, allowing them to be remotely played by other MovieSwap users. The concept is exciting, but could run into legal complications with…

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