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January 5, 2005
DRM for DVDs Remains a Stupid Idea
My EFF colleague Seth Schoen and Rice University professor Dan Wallach deliver a one-two punch to the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) -- the latest industry scheme for DVD copy "protection." Says Seth, "We can understand that the technology companies and movie studios have become attached to the idea of creating proprietary encryption for optical discs, but it doesn't do much good in terms of the stated objective of preventing copyright infringement, and it has a lot of downside for consumers."
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