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Re: [dvd-discuss] New Video on demand DVD (ie. pay per view)

Also sounds like a repeat of cuecat. Read this

"Also in the works is ViMagazine, a monthly DVD ....will have both
video-on-demand features and security functions that will allow consumers
who watch the disc on a ViDVD.

Movies on the disc will be locked until viewers opt to rent the movie for
three days or $3.49 or buy it outright for $14.99. Consumers will be
charged for the film when they use the player's Internet connectivity to log
back on the Vialta's server."

Sounds as if the disk comes in the mail whether you want it or not. 
Of course they can argue that by buying the service you are 
submitting to a license. So If I throw the disk away or lose it, or 
even if it gets received at the wrong address, whomever gets it 
afterwards isn't bound by the license.

Of course what makes all this work is "ViMedia, Vialta's 
patent pending technology, a single 
ViMagazine disc can contain up to 14 hours of video,
 music and more."

Chances are it's nothing but compressed files on an encrypted 
DVD with them sending you the key over the internet...WOW that's 
truly novel.

From:           	Ronald Austin <ronald@caprock-spur.com>
To:             	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject:        	[dvd-discuss] New Video on demand DVD (ie. pay per view)
Date sent:      	Sat, 26 Jan 2002 13:12:52 -0500
Send reply to:  	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu

> You need to check out http://www.vialta.com/News/Article_&_Reviews.htm and 
> read the plans to serve VOD on DVD. It sounds like a variation on DiviX 
> (circuit city one). I wonder how far this one will fly?
> Ronald