Saturday, January 31, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
ASUS Announces The B85M-Gamer Mainboard
AT&T, Verizon Among Winners Of US Airwaves Auction
Apple Closes the Gap on Samsung Fourth Quarter's Worldwide Smartphone Shipments
Verizon To Let USers Opt Out Supercookies
Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 Options For The Enterprise
Jolla Tablet Returns to Indiegogo With A 64GB Version
BT Sees Ultrafast Broadband Not Coming Earlier Than 2025
Google To Change Privacy Policy After UK's Watchdog Investigation
Active Discussions
Why Double Logins ?
retrieving burned cd information
Writing Audio files on DVDs ?
Need major help with Gigabeat
New match-3 puzzle game launch now!
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
hello
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Japan t...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Japan to Levy Royalty Fees on Blu-ray


Copyright holders have finally succeeded in applying extra charges on sales of Blu-ray DVD recorders and discs in Japan, the Japanese culture and industry ministries announced on Tuesday.

The currently imposed charges on the sales of DVD recorders and discs are expanding to the Blu-ray devices sold in Japan, the Asahi Shimbu newspaper reported today. The charges are expected to affect retail prices of the Blu-ray recorders and blank media in Japan.

The debate over digital recording devices remains unresolved in Japan, manufacturers and copyright holders have engaged in a fierce debate on compensatory charges and the allowable number of disc copies consumers are allowed to make, after recording their favorite digital TV program.

Japanese manufacturers have cancelled the introduction of the "dubbing 10" function for copy controlled Terrestrial digital TV broadcasts, which was scheduled to begin in the beginning of June. The function would allow Japanese consumers to make up to 9 copies of a DVD that holds terrestrial digital content. Copies would require both a recorder that supports the new feature as well as usage of CPRM DVD-R/RAM/-R DL media.

Until now, owners of DVD recorders are allowed to make a single DVD copy of the digital TV programs, due to the applied digital content protection restrictions. A digital TV program recorded on the hard-disk of a DVD recorder could be copied to DVD or another device just once. When the content is copied, the original data in the hard disk was deleted.

The Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, which oversees digital broadcasting, is expected to further discuss whether or when to introduce dubbing 10.

But in exchange for a possible acceptance of the dubbing 10 rule, copyright groups have demanded royalties on sales of hard disk recording devices, including HDD recorders, and portable music players, such as Apple's iPods.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which represents manufacturers, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, which oversees copyright entities, agreed to impose charges on Blu-ray products as a compromise measure.


Previous
Next
PS3 Firmware v2.36 Coming Soon, v2.40 to Include Trophies, In-game XMB        All News        Firefox 3.0 To Set Download Record
Samsung Releases New TruDirect Slim DVD Writer     Optical Storage News      Panasonic Introduces World's First 6x BD-R Media

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
4K Blu-ray Gets a Name: Ultra HD Blu-ray
Sony Unveils New Line of Blu-ray Disc Players
Panasonic Showcases Next Generation Blu-ray Disc Player at CES 2015
Blu-ray Movie Discs Used As Templates For Improving Solar Cell Performance
Pioneer Introduces New High-end Blu-ray Players At CEDIA
Blu-ray Discs For 4K Content And 4K Players Coming Next Year
New BD-DSD Blu-ray Disc Standard Allows Storing 200GB Of Data Per Disc
Optical Disc Sales Down
DVD And Blu-ray Discs Remain Popular in Britain
Blu-ray Disc Format Moving From Consumers To Professionals
Pioneer BDP-170 Blu-ray Disc Player Comes With Wi-Fi, Miracast And Youtube Connectivity
Sony And Panasonic Create New "Archival Disc" 300GB Optical Disc Standard

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .