Mar 8, 2012

Warner Home Entertainment: Jump Through Our Hoops For Our DRM Scheme

Yet another "this has gotta be a joke, right?" proclamation from Hollywood, this time from Warner, which gives you an option to rip your DVDs legally by driving over to a special DVD-ripping depot and paying a fee.

The catch? They will only be converted to DRM-locked formats that only play in approved devices. Warner calls this "safe and convenient."

"This has gotta be a joke, right?" 

Public Knowledge has a scathing commentary about Warner's cluelessness, which includes the helpful chart comparing the two ways to unlock a DVD you legally purchases, below:

LINK to previous blog post The Piracy Dilemma, in which I examine the issue of piracy, and big content creators' desire to control how customers use their products in every way

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