06 December 2007

A common misconception about DVDs

Since copy protection failed in the software world ages ago, they had to come up with a new name for it once the book, record, and movie companies wanted to try to revive it. So, now they call it DRM—digital rights management. The so-called DRM used on DVDs does absolutely nothing to prevent copying. Pirates don’t have to break the copy protection to copy DVDs. Rather, it merely prevents you from building a DVD player (or writing a software DVD player for a computer) without a license.

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