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Copy Control Association OK's Burning Legal Video Downloads

21 Sep, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey

In a potential boost for consumers and companies offering video downloads, the DVD Copy Control Association made a decision Sept. 20 that will allow video purchased over the Internet to be burned to DVDs that play on almost every DVD player.

The DVD CCA will allow its Content Scramble System software, the copy protection included on most DVDs, to be licensed out, giving consumers the ability to take video they've downloaded, burn it to a DVD with CSS encryption, and play it back on any standard DVD player.

“This important change is in direct response to industry and consumer demand for new legal alternatives for the creation and digital distribution of secure DVD content,” said Chris Cookson, chairman of the DVD CCA Board. “Now that the process needed to enable this exciting capability is complete, we anticipate that new products and services will quickly appear in the marketplace.”

In addition to giving online movie providers better ability to offer download-to-burn options to consumers, DVD kiosk operators can possibly expand their DVD offerings.

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