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New DVD format sparks copy confusion
February 16, 2006
New high-definition DVDs are scheduled to hit
the market in the spring, packing glorious imagery, spectacular
audio and colossal headaches for consumers looking to play them
on computers, laptops and other devices.
an exhaustive look at the compatibility
conundrum facing the new format - a conundrum
born out of strict content
protection technologies embedded within
the new generation of DVDs.
Many of today's top-of-the-line computers and monitors
won't be able to play the DVDs, ZDNet
reports, because strict copyright protection features that
may block them, or degrade the DVD's picture
"The copy-protection muddle stems from Hollywood
studios' desire to avoid the film piracy that was born when tools
for unlocking the encryption technology on today's DVDs began spreading
online in late 1999," says ZDNet.
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murmur categories: home, technology
tags: consumers consumer news consumerism DVD digital media technology high definition piracy copyright DRM
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