Consumer Electronics and Copyright

Well, and there’s that new DVD standard, too: Sony Postpones PlayStation 3 Release [pdf]

[Sony’s Ken] Kutaragi said Sony is still trying to finalize the copyright protection technology and other standards for the Blu-ray DVD disc, the format for PlayStation 3, and next-generation video for the company’s electronics gadgets in the works.

“I’d like to apologize for the delay,” Kutaragi said at a Tokyo hotel. “I have been cautious because many people in various areas are banking on the potential of the next-generation DVD.”

Blu-ray preparations were initially to have been completed by last September, but now won’t be finalized until next month, he said.

Later: from the LATimes – A Hitch in Evolution of DVDs [pdf]

“Most of the press are fixated on video games,” said Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan Securities in Los Angeles. “They think Sony is only in a battle with Microsoft. Sony is in a battle to make as much money as possible for the privilege of putting entertainment content in a Sony format. They already have a large group of people paying them for video games. They want a large group of studios paying them for movies.”