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DVDs now copy protected ?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by jimcarney, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. jimcarney

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    I rented some DVDs today they all have a copy prtection symbol on them!
    are all retail DVDs now copy protected now as well?
     
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    Most of them have been.........for ever.
     
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    Havent all DVDs always had copy protection on them? wouldnt make sense to leave it off considering all VHS tapes, rental or retail have had macrovision on them since the late 80s or was it the early 90s :confused:
     
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    I seem to remember reading that a lot of region 2 DVDs which were supposed to be copy protected were not.
     
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    you can remove all that stuff with programs like dvd decrypter or slysoft anydvd though.

    :)
     
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    or dvd shrink
     
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    DVDs have always had copy protection untill a young Scandanavian person found a way to hack the encryption. Now thanks to him we can use programs like DVD Decrypter to copy DVDs to our HDDs, then to DVD-R.
    Its possible that DVD makers have developed new encryptions but its unlikely since it would cost so much to do that and would eventually be haked by somone anyway.
     
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    Sony have developed a new copy protection system (called ACOSS, or something like that). Its not a form of encryption, but tries to fool DVD Decrypter etc. by inserting "dead ends" into the disk's data layout. It was cracked pretty quickly, but the guy who developed DVD Decrypter got a "Cease and Desist" from someone in the film industry and so he's not updating the program anymore. Anyway, Sony have brought out a new version of the copy protection (I think Lords of Dogtown is the first DVD with it) which Decrypter won't be able to break as there will be no more updates! There are other programs out there that have cracked this since. Its a never ending cycle.

    It will be interesting to see what happens with the copy protection on Blu-Ray etc.
     

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