Sony DRM Making DVDs Not Work In Many DVD Players?

from the lessons-not-learned dept

Over the weekend, Slashdot pointed to various reports suggesting that the new DRM used on certain Sony DVDs means those DVDs no longer play on certain DVD players. If true (and there appears to be many people who have experienced the problem) it would suggest that Sony still hasn't quite figured out from previous experience that DRM is a huge market killer for them. It is taking away value from their products while doing absolutely nothing to add value to their product. This should be obvious to just about anyone -- but it appears that it still hasn't permeated the brains of entertainment industry execs. It would be nice if a Sony exec (from any branch of the company) could explain how DRM benefits customers, rather than pisses them off. Update: It appears that Sony has now said it's fixing the problem with the DRM it's using.

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    susanl, 12 May 2007 @ 6:26am

    Sony DVD won't play on my DVD player

    I have gone through great pains not to support pirated movies and I have a hell of a DVD collection with over 600 titles. Now Sony is restricting my purchases by telling me I can't play their DVD's on a DVD recorder because I might pirate the bloody movies. NO! I will now go to great pain NOT TO PURCHASE SONY MOVIES! Anyone want my copy of Persuit of Happiness. I obviously won't be finding happiness with any more Sony movies. Honesty is obviously not rewarded!

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