There’s new copy protection coming for DVDs:
Macrovision announced new technology today that it hopes will stop users from illegally copying DVD movies. The technology is called RipGuard DVD and it’s going to make its way into DVDs starting with the new High Definition DVD films later this year.
The idea behind RipGuard is that it plugs the original security hole that was exposed by the DeCSS software back in 1999, which bypassed the CSS encryption program. This allowed even the average consumer to copy a complete DVD to their computer and distribute the DVD on file sharing networks.
Five bucks says RipGuard is beaten within six months after its introduction.
NOTE: “RipGuard?” Really? Sounds a lot more like a deodorant than a copy protection system. But is it strong enough for a man?