Thursday, June 21, 2007

Proposed Amendment to Ban DVD Copying in Any Form

Mark Hachman of PC Magazine is reporting that there is a new, proposed amendment to the current copy protection license that governs DVD's. This new amendment to the license agreement for the DVD "standard" and the DVD Product companies. It would completely ban all DVD backups and prevent playback without the DVD disk being present in the drive.
The amendment was proposed by persons at Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Studios, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Toshiba and Pioneer Electronics.
The proposed amendment would be another stab at consumers who wish to serve up movies that they have purchased on their Home Theater PC's or use their purchased media on an ipod or similar device for instance. Once again the consumer is being treated as a criminal. This proposed amendment seems to be targeted at Kaleidescape Movie Servers who recently survived a lawsuit against them for their DVD Server systems.

For the full article go to PC Magazine: Link