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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    KT, 29 Nov 2013 @ 10:32pm

    Re: And that's why...

    Yeah I wish I could return this Sony DVD I bought ... what a huge waste of money .. can't play it even though I bought it .. can't return it because I opened it to play the damn thing... because they can't prove I didn't burn a copy before returning it. How can I copy it if I can't even play it? This only tortures those who don't know how to hack and burn ... :( It ONLY punishes the HONEST people .. and makes them start to side with all those who burn. Heck even my 62 year old mother is no longer against Burning..

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