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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    mike, 30 Jul 2007 @ 9:39pm

    DRM fix Part2

    I forgot to mention the part about the Firewall. Everytime you put in a SONY disc/DVD or use its SW such as "Click to DVD" which came with my system, once the application is launched or, you run the DVD, it wants to send a file to SONY, I block it with my fire wall. - Just FYI
    Mike

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