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November 4, 2005

New DVD Copy Protection Unveiled

According to the New Scientst, a new technology to defeat DVD pirates was shown at the international DVD Forum in Paris, France, last week.  The new system places a watermark on the audio soundtrack which is inaudible to the viewer but detectable by the player.  An HD-DVD player, with that technology expected to reach consumers in 2006, would verify that the disc is a manufactured disc and, if not, shut down.   Fred von Lohman, IP attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation expressed concerns about how much control Holywood Studios would have in the redesign of existing DVD players and computer drives. 

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