Allot of people have wanted to mod the Console Edition and has always been displeased when there was no way to do it. However, I think that if 4J Studios add common/famous mods to the Minecraft Store (AKA DLC store) and a way to disable them in the settings. Like what they did with texture packs, it wouldnt be horrible. It would also be a good way to add some sort of Modpacks (like FTB or Technic pack). Leave feedback, if this suggestion gets good feedback, Ill expand on the topic and maybe add pictures.
It wouldnt break Microsoft's Policies because it would be implemented as DLC. Microsoft's Policies doesnt allow every individual download files and edit them. The policies state nothing about the Game Devs. adding DLC that change the aspect of the game.
It wouldnt violate any copyright claims because there could be an application (Or gaining permissions like when you get mods for an FTB pack, you have to show proof of permission). If they contacted the Mod Dev. and asked for permission, or if a Mod Dev applied to add their pack.
This "idea" has been discussed here several times in the past... and the threads usually get locked since discussion of mods is basically not allowed on these particular forums. There are several issues (copyrights, Microsoft policies, etcl) with trying to incorporate community developed mods on the console. Please go through search engine and read the prior discussions.
The way Im implying it be incorporated wont violate Microsoft Policies. Texture Packs could be considered a Mod, in most games it is, except with Minecraft they have an option for it. It would be more like a mod dev would contact Mojang/ 4J to get their mod in the downloadable content. That gets rid of copyrights and Microsoft's Policies. Would you like to elaborate on your Ect. ?
Texture packs are just DLC...they don't change the game at all but it's textures/colors. The way i see it, mods change games and add to them but texture packs don't so they aren't mods. This is like any other thread about mods for xbox. It's been discussed and it's a no.
As I said, the discussion of this idea has been gone through in detail many times in the past.
Legally, copyrights would be held by the creator(s) of the mod, regardless of whether they are marketed as DLC or free. 4J can't just usurp a mod created by someone else and market it or even give it away... They would first have to negotiate the rights with the creator of that mod. Mods created for Minecraft PC are also already encumbered by the EULA that Mojang set up (which Microsoft may have become the surviving contract party to that agreement when they acquired Mojang). For all you know, 4J may be trying to negotiate and contract various rights to eventually bring DLC mods to the Xbox. They are well aware that people want them... but the legalities may take some time for them to sort out. Patience is a virtue.
It doesnt have to be complex mods like that, maybe simple ones like a Tree Feller or better tools/armor. Roguelike Dungeons. Maybe an altered version on MCMMO... The list of mods that dont take up that much space is infinite.
And the Xbox One edition is 30 times bigger than the 360 edition, if I recall correctly, which would allot things to spawn more than 1000 blocks away, not -30,000. But pretty decent.