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The future of digital rights authentication with a cloud-based distribution system is finally seeing actualization. UltraViolet, the system masterminded by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), brings life to the idea of buying films once and viewing them from any of your devices.

Once UltraViolet launches, the purchase of your DVD or BluRay film will grant you access to an enduring copy found in the cloud and ready to be streamed to up to 12 of your devices. These devices may include televisions, smartphones, tablets and game consoles with registrations that are able to be updated as you adopt new technology. It is also rumored that you will be able to purchase a digital-only copy if you don’t wish to buy the physical media.

Given their penchant for letting others test the waters before they dive in, it isn’t terribly surprising that Apple is not one of the early adopters of this new system. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean you won’t be able to view UltraViolet content from your iOS based device, it just means there is no native app that handles it yet.
http://www.padgadget.com/2011/07/16/...-video-format/

Another new format on the horizon. Will be interesting to see if this takes off and where it'll go. Doesn't sound too bad so far. Buy once, view on 12 different devices for life? Not too shabby....

General info - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UltraViolet_(system)
 
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I can already do that. What this is is another form of control. Just what we don't need.
     
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I can already do that. What this is is another form of control. Just what we don't need.
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I can already do that.
With what, exactly?
 
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With what, exactly?
Pogoplug, for starters.
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Pogoplug, for starters.
That's not cloud based storage. There's a zillion programs that do what that does.
 
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With what, exactly?
If you're talking about taking something I own and making it viewable on the devices I have then I can do that through MakeMKV and Handbrake.

The cloud to me is nothing to embrace when it's in the hands of corporations and other people interested in power and profits. The cloud is just another form of control. I will not bow to that or support it. I will not trade convenience for loss of any meaningful control or freedom.
     
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If you're talking about taking something I own and making it viewable on the devices I have then I can do that through MakeMKV and Handbrake.
You can't do that legally as far as I know, digital copies notwithstanding.

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The cloud to me is nothing to embrace when it's in the hands of corporations and other people interested in power and profits. The cloud is just another form of control. I will not bow to that or support it. I will not trade convenience for loss of any meaningful control or freedom.
Please, spare us the childish diatribes, alright. No one is impressed by you "sticking it to the man."
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