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Movie studios to allow general copy-protected DVDs

updated 12:10 pm EDT, Thu August 10, 2006

Studios Allow DVD Copies

The blossoming of online movie download services has forced the major Hollywood studios to rethink its sometimes harsh attitudes towards DVD copying. Previously, the DVD Copy Control Association (which is run by the same studios) forbid DVD copying for any reason, which angered advocates of fair use backups and those who wanted to watch out-of-print movies on their DVD players. While the terms have yet to be finalized, the DCCA is ready to permit copying of movies downloaded from legal sources to copy-protected DVD discs that would work on any standard player, reports the Associated Press. Buyers could visit a terminal at a store and burn a copy of a movie no longer released in stores, or make permanent copies of movies they downloaded online. Blank DVDs ready for copy protection are also a part of the plan.



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