SDMI has decided to drop some of their more ambitious plans in order to be able to have devices using their anti-privacy software on the market by Christmas. They hope to have come up with a standard by June.
"The consensus was to come to resolution. We know we have to do that. But it is a very ambitious and optimistic schedule to meet by June," said one of the people working on it.
One of the major features that will be eliminated is a check to see if files have been transferred online, through sites such as Napster. This was seen as a key way to tell if a file was legitimate.