News: Real Player is developing a “one-click” download technology, so you can one click and then copy a video you are watching (as long as there’s no DRM/encryption on the video). More from Robert Scobleizer’s blog and below. Real Networks has a press release; program will be available next month.
Analysis: Software already exists to allow you to do this, but Real would be making this a seamless process for all PC users. The technology would work with not just YouTube videos, but any videos on the Net that do not have DRM. If you thought copyright issues (in copying video) are complicated now, just wait to see what happens next.