Will Blu-Ray Include Region Encoding?
Representatives for the Blu-Ray Disc Association say several rights management issues surrounding the next-generation DVD format remain undecided.LAS VEGASRepresentatives for the Blu-Ray Disc Association said Thursday that several rights management issues still remain under discussion. In response to audience questions at a news conference held at the Consumer Electronics Show here, executives said the issues of region encoding and content protection systems are still being finalized. Four new members also were added to the association, including videogame publishers Electronic Arts and Vivendi Universal Games, as well as Sun Microsystems and Texas Instruments.
No new content partners were announced besides the two games publishers.