Movielink preps download-to-DVD service

— 3:09 AM on July 18, 2006

After introducing a pay-to-own download model in April, online movie service Movielink is looking to go one step further towards providing an attractive alternative to retail DVDs. A report by ZDNet says the company has purchased DVD-burning software from Sonic Solutions and plans to allow users to burn downloaded movies onto DVDs.

Of course, Digital Rights Management (DRM) will remain on the agenda. Sonic says its software "comes equipped with DRM protection, which would prevent the making of numerous copies," and Movielink CEO Jim Ramo states, "We are anticipating an industry resolution to establish rules for converting secure Internet-delivered Movielink downloads into a secure format compatible with DVD players." These statements make it none too clear exactly what caveats will be tied to the DVD-burning service, though. Thanks to Engadget for the tip.

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