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Wed 18th Apr 14:00 2007: Sony DRM

It seems that Sony have started using an outdated DRM (which makes use of deliberately-unreadable tracks on the disk) on some of their new DVD releases. This ARccOS DRM does not offer decent copy protection.

Whilst its website claims that it is "Fully compatible with available DVD players and drives", it seems that a number of existing DVD players, including Sony DVP-CX995V, as well as Toshiba, Philips and others.

So... if you want to make a copy of the DVD, then go ahead.

If you want to sit back and watch it, well, Sony plan to have a fix for their DVD player (not saying when!), and of course, if you have another manufacturer's DVD player, you're out of luck.

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