They explained that selling a game would carry a used game fee from the developers. So if like some people you prefer to sell your games on ebay or other similar sites / classifieds once the person bought the game they would need to pay an additional fee ontop to activate a previously used game. Meaning the value of used games would drop and it would require addition fees and steps to buy a used game.
As for the renting part that wasn't possible, you couldn't rent a game from a video store but they were looking at ways to make digital rentals but they didn't announce anything about it happening before they removed the DRM.
Can you or Jetson post a source which says that the Xbox One wasn't going to do a online check on boot, as someone who doesn't game every single day it still would have affected me and also cause I work and need to sleep on workdays it still would've probably affected my xbox one experience if the drm restrictions were still around but it would clear things up for the daily gamers who either work short hours or game till late on work days.
No it wouldn't have affected you - your Xbox would (and is, quite frankly, as is the PS4) always be connected to the internet, whether on or off so unless you disconnect your internet, you wouldn't have a problem. I mean it's in any article about it, but try the first one here: http://www.theverge....rements-details
"Microsoft is confirming today that its upcoming Xbox One console will need to connect to the internet every 24 hours for games to work." - it's checked in if you're connected to the internet. Once you disconnect, you have 24 hours.
Or this quote:
With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library. Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies.
You get 24 hours after losing your connection until you can't play. An unlikely scenario in any case.