Watermarking is an emerging technology that is claimed to have an important application in copyright protection. In this paper we consider the case of video watermarking for DVD-Video copy protection. An overview is given of the system requirements and its implications for the DVD-Video watermarking technology. In particular we focus on the problem of implementing copy generation control. Finally, we report on the status of the standardization discussions taking place in the Copy Protection Technical Working Group. Part of this paper has been presented at the 1999 edition of the ICMCS.