Originally posted by loggy
I wouldn't get all comfy with that assessment.
for one example.
We have not seen the end of MPAA/etc. grasping at legal/technical highway robbery. I would guess there will always be a development-curve required for software like D2O.
So far so good, but they like their 9,000% profit-margins...
Hey, any plans yet for future blue-ray hi-def stuff? [/B]
This is nothing special - just a copyprotected DVD-ROM - NOT A DVD! When I saw the original headline on CNET touting the new High-Definition DVD, I saw that it was really not what I thought (or what most would think) it really was. You have to watch it on your computer - big deal. About the only time I watch movies on my computer is when I'm on a plane.
This is an experiment that will go the way of those self-destruct DVD's, DivX (the Circuit City format, not the codec), SACD, and DVD-Audio.
I wouldn't worry about it. Besides, I really doubt DRM (digital rights management) would work anyways. Product Activation is an attempt at DRM for software and is seen on Windows XP. Yet you can find hacks for it easily on the Net. The same will apply here - someone will fake it out or just bypassed the check routine completely.