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[News] AACS Begins to Acknowledge DRM Shortcomings, Takes Self-eliminating Action

Copying HD DVD and Blu-ray discs may become legal

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| Movie industry could make concession to consumers to quell criticism
| that DRM technologies are too restrictive


Isn't the purpose of DRM to /restrict/ copying? 'Feature' by 'feature'
content will become DRM-naked, due to pressure.


The slow death of DRM

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| * A disaster of historical proportions
| * Consumer litigation against DRM
| * Digital growth is flagging
| * Pressure to dump DRM


Big labels are f*cked, and DRM is dead - Peter Jenner

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| Few people know the music industry better than Peter Jenner. Pink
| Floyd's first manager, who subsequently managed Syd Barrett's solo
| career, Jenner has also looked after T.Rex, The Clash, Ian Dury,
| Disposable Heroes and Billy Bragg - who he manages today. He's also
| secretary general of the International Music Managers Forum.


Latest AACS revision defeated a week before release

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| Despite the best efforts of the Advanced Access Content System(
| AACS) Licensing Administration (AACS LA), content pirates remain
| one step ahead. A new volume key used by high-def films scheduled
| for release next week has already been cracked.


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