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 @ 7:48am

    Sony DVD won't play on my DVD player

    DRM only promotes pirating. The obviously honest people in this forum deserve better. DRM will, if it hasn't already, be broken. How about giving us honest people a break. Through in extra promotional goods like posters or items of set deck or copies of scripts for buying the real deal. Don't run me over because you THINK I might rip you off. Spend more time on CAM's and TELEsyncs.

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