A digital file protected by FairPlay will be included in new Fox DVD releases, enabling film content to be transferred or “ripped” from the disc to a computer and video iPod. DVD content can already be moved to an iPod but this requires special software and is considered piracy by some studios
Hmm. Doesn't make much sense to me. Another format on the DVD especially for Apple? It could happen, but I can't see it catching on. And how would that be any better from a DRM perspective than an encrypted DVD? More sensible (and IMO more likely) would be an Apple TV that lets us rip a DVD to a Fairplay protected H.264 file that's then authorised by my Apple ID and playable on the same kind of terms as the DRM'd iTunes content. That I'd buy.