AACS makes Blu-ray too expensive for small film makers

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#1

I just posted the article AACS makes Blu-ray too expensive for small film makers.

A simple 1000 disc production could already cost $8k for just disc production, according to an article on DVDA.org which explains all the fees that have to paid in order to even start producing…

Read the full article here:  [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/14856-AACS-makes-Blu-ray-too-expensive-for-small-film-makers.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/14856-AACS-makes-Blu-ray-too-expensive-for-small-film-makers.html)

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#2

Well this just shows what an utter disgrace content control is and how it punishes the small studios. I say do away with DRM and give studios and consumers a fair go on fair use.


#3

The best part is that they have to pay for a copy protection scheme that doesn’t even work. Hah hah, losers.


#4

Notice that the AACS is “obligatory”. Otherwise, the small fry could just put out their discs without any DRM. This is what content protection is all about- making more money - not stopping piracy. As already noted, the AACS system is broken…why should anyone be FORCED to pay for a broken protection? Can someone answer this?

I think it would be funny if some indy could sue if someone ripped their disc after paying out the ass for AACS.


#5

There are 9 million blu-ray player incl PS3 owners out there. Lets say 80% at least have 1 blu-ray movie. Do you think all of them care about AACS in their blu-ray disc? Combine all active members of cdfreaks, doom9, slysoft, avs and other “knowledgable” forums who knows how to “rip” blu-ray content and break the protection, will not even make 1% of total users out there. The truth is, BDA and Studios see us only as 1% of small “knowledgable” users and I don’t think they see as as a threat.


#6

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