The cloud based "digital locker" system may be the new standard in video encryption in the coming months.
Many consider digital rights management (DRM) a bit of a frivolity, but companies insist on it nonetheless. The latest is a universal DRM now named UltraViolet. It's nothing we haven’t heard before, but the plans are apparently moving forward.
The idea behind UltraViolet is to let users move their digital content from device to device but to enforce the security nonetheless. It involves authenticating your device on a digital storage locker, which would seemingly require internet access for movie watching.
The rights management system will roll out this fall with a Beta test, which should prove interesting. The official launch is expected somewhere in late 2010. We'll certainly be on the lookout for any new info.
Source: Ars Technica