Sky close down Acetrax, sending everyone to illegally download instead
Next month, Sky will shut down the Acetrax site, which streams films and downloads. So, if you've downloaded any of their DRM-encrypted movies for cash, tough. You've wasted your money and you might as well download things illegally from torrents to stop this from happening again.
There is a way around the Acetrax problem without breaking the law... and it is a proper faff.
You must download all of your purchased video again, then watch it all "for at least five minutes" so you can get fresh DRM settings. And that's according to the company themselves.
Acetrax will vanish on 21st June, so PC users can download their films. However, Mac will have to go whistle as they're not being catered for at all. Re-downloaded films will be tied solely to the machine on which they're first played too, which is yet another glaring problem with DRM.
“You may only retain a copy of the content on the personal computer on which you make the original download. Resetting the factory settings on your PC will also result in removal of the license which can then not be retrieved,” the company warned.