It's sad, really. Nearly three full years ago
we were attempting to curb our enthusiasm as we heard that Managed Copy could be a mandatory aspect of Blu-ray Discs. Fast forward to the present, and we're hearing the brilliant technology may not even make the cut for the finalized AACS specifications. According to Consumer Electronics Daily
, the so-called "cornerstone of the AACS content protection system" may not ever become a reality, as the final AACS
specs -- which are due to (finally) be wrapped up this summer -- aren't likely to include MC. As expected, the issue here seems to circle around content licensing, with studios "not always having the content rights to allow for a Managed Copy
." Finally, a decent idea in the DRM realm, and it could quite possibly remain just an idea forever.