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Movielink preps download-to-DVD service

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
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.