Monday, January 04, 2010

Hollywood and Technology Companies Work to Make Digital Video Portable - NYTimes.com

Interesting times

The group is setting out to create a common digital standard that would let consumers buy or rent a digital video once and then play it on any device. It might sound technical, but it could be crucial to persuading consumers to buy all the splashy new Internet-connected gear that tech companies will demonstrate at C.E.S., like HDTVs and set-top boxes that can download TV shows and films.

Under the proposed system, proof of digital purchases would be stored online in a so-called rights locker, and consumers would be permitted to play the movies they bought or rented on any DECE-compatible device.

Hollywood and Technology Companies Work to Make Digital Video Portable - NYTimes.com

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