In June 2009, the final AACS agreements were ratified and published online, containing information on aspects of the management of AACS copies. The Advanced Access Content System (AACS) is a standard for content distribution and digital rights management, which aims to limit access and copying of post-DVD optical disc generation. The specification was released in April 2005 and the standard was adopted as an access restriction system for HD DVDs and Blu-ray (BD). It is developed by AACS Licensing Administrator, LLC (AACS LA), a consortium that includes Disney, Intel, Microsoft, Panasonic, Warner Bros., IBM, Toshiba and Sony. AACS operates under an „intermediate agreement“ because the final specifications (including the order copying provisions) have not yet been finalized. AACS-compatible readers must follow exit guidelines via analog connections. This is defined by an Image Constraint Token (ICT) name that limits the resolution for analog outputs to 960×540. The full 1920×1080 resolution is limited to HDMI or DVI outputs that support HDCP. The decision to define the „down-convert“ option is left to the content provider. Warner Pictures is an ICT advocate, and Paramount and Universal are also expected to implement top-down conversion.  AACS guidelines require that any title implementing ICT be clearly stated on the packaging. The German magazine „Der Spiegel“ reported an unofficial agreement between film studios and electronics manufacturers not to use ICT until 2010-2012.  However, some ICT titles have already been published.
 Don Leake of AACS LA (co-manager of AACS LA, LLC and Program Director, Copy Protection Business Development for IBM, to verify the latest version of the AACS Adopt Agreement) will make a presentation explaining this new technology, the rules of use and the terms of the new licensing agreements for the new technology. AACS Online Service Provider Agreement Companies should send both (2) original signed copies of the corresponding signature pages to the address below. AACS LA, LLC c/o AACS Administration 3855 SW 153rd Drive Beaverton, Oregon 97003 Tel: 503-619-0863 Fax: 503-644-6708 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The conclusion of the license agreement for the Advanced Access Content System DRM-Schema for Blu-ray discs comes with an analog sunset and also means that the long-promised „Managed Copy“ feature will come (hopefully) as the next… On June 5, 2009, the licensing agreements for AACS were concluded, which were updated to make Cinavia detection a requirement on commercial Blu-ray drives.  This function was not included in the intermediate standard, so the first devices on the market did not have that capability.  This was expected to be part of the final specification of the AACS.  The AACS LA consortium was established in 2004.  With DeCSS after the fact, readers of IEEE Spectrum magazine chose AACS as one of the technologies most likely to fail in the January 2005 issue.  The final AACS standard was delayed and then delayed again when a major member of the Blu-ray group raised concerns.
 An intermediate standard was issued at Toshiba`s request, which did not contain certain features such as managed copies.  As of October 15, 2007, the final AACS standard had not yet been published.  Since their appearance on devices in 2006, several AACS decryption keys have been extracted and published on the Internet by software players, allowing decryption by unauthorized software.