Breakthrough In DVD Burning Negotiations; Could Help Download-to-Own

Missed this one earlier this week…and it is slightly technical/legal, but efforts to implement a download-and-burn model for standard-definition DVDs got a major boost late last month when the studios dropped demands for the most controversial elements they were seeking in inter-industry negotiations with hardware makers and technology companies, this story from Video Business days.
The studios are no longer demanding that conventional set-top DVD players and DVD-ROM drives be retrofitted to incorporate watermark detection technology. Instead, they’re asking only that new devices that include enhanced features, such as the ability to burn downloaded movies or implement managed copy, incorporate the additional security measures.
Also, an overall agreement also would clear the way for retail kiosks that would allow custom burning in stores.