Blu-ray gets Managed Copy next year, requires new hardware

It took over three years, but mandatory Managed Copy is set to become a reality next year as each studio is required to sign the recently finalized AACS license by December 4th 2009, and any studio that signs early receives up to a 25 percent discount on licensing fees.

Link: http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/12/blu-ray-gets-managed-copy-next-year-requries-new-hardware/

:cool::cool:

Corporate Greed at it’s finest.

If you want to use the Managed Copy feature, eq to make a legal backup, then you need a new hardware. If you don’t want or plan to use it, existing player should be able to play new Managed Copy movies.

There is an article that says PS3 will support Managed Copy in future firmware
http://exophase.com/ps3/future-ps3-firmware-to-support-managed-copy-4083.htm

So basically the “requires new hardware” is overstatement.

Thanks platinumsword and zevia for the information.U guys really rock…:bow:

Yesterday it was reported that the AACS Final Adopter Agreement had been made available and surprisingly still included in the license was the controversial Managed Copy which allows owners of Blu-ray movies to make themselves one legal digital copy to be played at home.

See full article: here

There may be a catch to it, and it sounds like making one’s own is still to way to go. IMO:iagree:

[QUOTE=SLOVEHEART;2294254]Yesterday it was reported that the AACS Final Adopter Agreement had been made available and surprisingly still included in the license was the controversial Managed Copy which allows owners of Blu-ray movies to make themselves one legal digital copy to be played at home.

See full article: here

There may be a catch to it, and it sounds like making one’s own is still to way to go. IMO:iagree:[/QUOTE]

looks like I posted after others did - oops…:o