Sunday, June 04, 2006

The DVD War Against Consumers (BusinessWeek) | DefectiveByDesign.org

The excellent anti-DRM site DefectiveByDesign.org points to an article in Businessweek that actually criticises the excessive use of DRM in next generation DVD players. A pleasantly surprising consumerist sentiment for the magazine.
Makers of new DVD players are going too far in copyright protection efforts, but buyers needn't take it lying down [...]
there's an ominous feature buried in this so-called protection mechanism: If a particular brand of player is cryptographically 'compromised,' the studio can remotely disable all of the affected players. In other words, if some hacker halfway across the globe cracks Sony's software, Sony can shut down my DVD player across the Net.

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